Monthly Archives: June 2013

Day 321: Up Up And Away…

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Sun. 30th June 2013 In my beautiful balloon. At last, the day of our balloon safari has arrived with yet another pre-dawn start, but we don’t mind we’ve been wanting to do this for around 30 years. We head off …

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Day320: I Taught I Taw A Puddy Tat

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Sat. 29th June 2013 We only have two complete days in the Masai Mara. As we have our balloon flight booked for tomorrow, today is our only chance for an early morning game drive. Paul wants us to get off …

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Day 319: A Very Close Encounter

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Fri. 28th June 2013 As we left Nairobi at 7am we passed many locals walking from the outskirts into town for work. Those not walking were waiting to pile into the many minibuses or local buses of which there many …

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Day 318: Bonus Country

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Thur. 27th June 2013 Kenya will be the 28th, and final, country that we visit on our trip. Though, when we left home, we hadn’t expected to be here at all. Instead, we get to visit it twice albeit that …

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Day 317: In The City

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Wed. 26th June 2013 It is good to get back to something resembling civilisation starting with yummy fresh pineapple for breakfast. However, this is shortlived as trying to Skype home was toooo frustrating for words. I know this is Africa …

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Day 316: A Proper Bed Please!

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Tue. 25th June 2013 Today we are off into Dar Es Salaam, to a hotel (woo!) and to a proper bed (woohoo!). The next two days are probably going to be our only chance to explore the city but we …

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Day 315: Peaceful Haven With No More Trucks

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Mon. 24th June 2013 It is good to be woken by the sun coming in through the window rather than the alarm going off at silly o’clock. We had a lazy start to the day and headed for breakfast in …

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Day 314: Right Or Wrong?

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Sun. 23rd June 2013 In terms of what we did today, it is very simple. We sat on Sabie from 5am to 6pm as we drove some 500km from Iringa to Dar Es Salaam. There was a stop for breakfast …

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Day 313: In The Dark

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Sat. 22nd June 2013 The tour now has three days of 5am starts as it is two more hard days driving to get to Dar Es Salaam and then the rest of the group have an early ferry crossing to …

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Day 312: Climbing Up That Hill

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Fri. 21st June 2013 My (and Steve’s) date with Kilimanjaro is now less than 2 weeks away. Given that the last real exercise I had was back climbing Mt Kinabalu in Borneo over two months ago and that for most …

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