Monthly Archives: February 2011

Food for thought

First, the good and the bad of eating in Tanzania: The fruit (good): Fresh mangoes, papayas, bananas (often only eight or 10 centimetres long — the perfect size for snacking), pineapples, oranges (although greener and more sour than we’re used … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tanzanian politics, Part 2

Just days before we left for Africa, there was a public demonstration in Arusha, the larger of two towns in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Several thousand supporters of the Chadema party had gathered in the town centre to protest what they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Body and mind

While we (particularly I) got off pretty lightly when it came to adverse health effects climbing Kilimanjaro, we did suffer a little bit. Our noses: Mine bled more or less from Day 2 onward. The extremely dry air gave both … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment