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Package wars are over.

Monday, February 19th, 2007

I got my tent today. Two weeks waiting in the sweltering heat of Dar es Salaam. That rounds out all my loose ends. My laptop arrived a few days ago, something that has had me worried for a while as not only is it the value, but it has all my pictures and Counter Strike on it. The box of tourist stuff I sent home actually came in before the laptop and they said it would take up to six months. Now my tent. It has been a good couple of days. I won’t go into details, but I made a lot of phone calls and e-mails working on this stuff and it is good to be over. So far, only one package is MIA. I mailed a back up of my laptop from Bolivia, but they never arrived. Other than that, the mail system has been working. Not efficiently, but it is working. Now I have faith in it again and am willing to mail some more stuff. Thats me, fearless Steve. Need anything from Africa and have up to six months to wait, just let me know.

Tomorrow, I am off to Zanzibar, for what reason I don’t know. I know its going to be hot, and its an island, and its going to be expensive, but its one of those you gotta see it places, so off I go. Myself, I am looking forward to some cool weather, possibly in northern Tanzani. There, Kilimanjara (not climbing it $1000US), Moro… Crater, and the Serengeti. When I started to think about it, really all I am looking forward to is Ethiopia and Egypt. Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Erithrea, not so much. Oh well.

Rwanda and Burundi photos

Monday, February 19th, 2007

My photo taking has started to wane, partly because I am losing the motivation and partly because my little camera died and I don’t like carrying my bigger one.

Here is some of Rwanda and the 1000 hills. Not all of them, but at least six.
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Burundi

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Okay, not a very good representation of Burundi, but, they had mildly warmed water in the $20 hotel. That was a first in three months. I don’t care, it is a time I will always remember fondly. Don’t be surprised if my next pictures are of cable tv and a refrigerator, ahhhh, the African dream.

Check out the maps —————->>>>>>>>

Sunday, February 18th, 2007
No, I'm serious, go look at the maps. I worked on the damn things for a week now. So go look. And a bonus, I fixed the prior entries (beginning of the blog so they are not dropped two ... [Continue reading this entry]

Stung by bees part two.

Monday, February 12th, 2007
So my spleen falls out. Actually it bounced out. When you have to take a 4-wheel drive mini-bus, you should expect that there is a possibility that your spleen will fall out. From the border of Burundi ... [Continue reading this entry]

Stung by bees.

Monday, February 12th, 2007
So I left the country of Rwanda feeling pretty good. Ate some/a lot of food. Drank lots of Fanta, and slept. It wasn't a super exciting time but it was perfect for what I was looking for. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: DRC Congo Lubumbashi to Kinshasa

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
Different Nsima, rice, and beef stew, Nsima and banana.  [Continue reading this entry]