The Living Edens of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

Posted on December 8th, by admin in Africa, Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Safari, Serengeti, Tanzania, Travel. No Comments

A day’s driving takes us through the rolling green hills from Kenya to Tanzania. Interestingly, the visa was USD 100 for Americans, USD 50 for everyone else — unfortunately something I’d get used to hearing throughout the trip (I guess it has to do with the US charging visitors expensive visa fees, so in the spirit of turnabout’s fair play…). We drive past workers bent akimbo in lush tea plantations, fruit sellers with their produce piled neatly into orange, onion, mango and watermelon pyramids and funny store signs like ‘Excellent Fashions & Utensils’. Really? Unlike Reese’s Pieces, these are two things that don’t normally go together. Perhaps it’s for the housewife who wants to shop for frocks and spoons at the same place. Get it? Frocks and spoons? Forks and spoons? Sigh. Sometimes I feel like I only amuse myself… … Read More »

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