|The Calm Before the Storm - Heading to Posta|
So I had been here for a couple months and still had not been on a Daladala (local “buses”) either in Dar or Zanzibar. All of this changed in the last few weeks as I had the “pleasure” of travelling on both. First in Dar about 3 weeks ago when attending VSOs In Country Training (ICT) for a week, with the newly arriving volunteers. I had arrived at the end of July “out of cycle” and so had missed the ICT then, including all the “pleasures” such as learning to take a Daladala, staying at the Econo Lodge or dodging rats and roaches on the streets of Dar. The newly arriving group of 15 persons was mainly Canadian, British and Dutch, mostly couples and quite keen to get to know Dar…the sort of keenness one displays when arriving in an exotic locale. Encountering a dead rat on the pavement close to Econo Lodge within the first few hours of arrival, just as the rigor mortis was setting in, was surprisingly taken fairly stoically by the newbies – including a very British “Owh” (must have been the jet lag).
|Hanging Out the Door - Jam Session|
|Amen! - Wer're off the Daladala|
|My Water Bottle Had No Chance|
|Dar es Salaam Skyline from the Red Onion Rooftop Bar|
|Zanzibar's Daladala - What Can I Say? Nice Roads Eh!|