Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Lost in Dar

I thought I'd put up a quick post. I'm in my last week in Dar, and thanks to a few days of illness on my part, and an upturn in the tourist traffic in the last week, I'm finally being left alone by the grifters, and I'm settling into things here. I am known to the locals as the tall person; they can see me coming from hundreds of metres away.

This place is weird. Today I saw a girl of about five, recovering from a lion bite. I wondered what was worse, being bitten by a lion, or being in hospital...

I watched the World Cup final in the lobby of our hotel. Now that was an odd grouping of people. My hotel is full of mysterious south Asians, there with purpose unknown.

Next week I head back to Arusha for a week, then I'm hitting Zanzibar for five days or so. That should make for a change of pace.

I wonder if my Powerbook misses me as much as I miss it. A longer post will follow my return...

4 comments:

Bil The Man said...

Man I am struggling to decide just how worried I am about this adventure of yours. On one hand, I can't wait to hear the stories, on the other hand, it would be nice to know you were comfortably studying on your Powerbook at some coffee shop in Calgary. The good news is that you don't have to listen to this shitstorm stirred up by Zizou's headbutt. Love ya man!

am said...

:o)

Tall Medstudent said...

Made it to Arusha! Just five more days of clinic until vacation!

And, Zizou's head butt was big news here too. I should find out what happened with that...

Hey a.m., hope your summer is going fine as well!

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