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20
Dec
So You Want to Get from Africa to Asia…
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Well…. At least I did! While the first leg of my journey in Africa was exhilarating, amazing, and so much more than I could have imagined, it was time to pack up and head over to Asia for the next portion of my adventure. Of course, in typical “Doki” style… I hadn’t applied for any […]

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18
Dec
Five Days in Nungwi, Zanzibar
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Nungwi, and really all of the beaches in Zanzibar, are simply created for pure hedonism. My personal indulgence while in this paradise was most definitely sloth. In the five days I spent in Nungwi, I don’t think I did more than eat, sleep, read, drink and swim on any given day. That said, there’s not […]

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18
Dec
Checking Out a Spice Tour in Zanzibar!
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Zanzibar is world-renowned as “the spice island” and as such, spice tours are one of the highlight activities for many travelers who make their way here. I *love* flavorful food, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go on a spice tour myself! I was picked up punctually at 9am and at around 9:10, […]

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12
Dec
My City Tour in Stone Town Experience
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My first day in Zanzibar started with a very exciting Ferry ride from Dar Es Salaam, which you can read about here. After debarking from the ferry, I was scooped up by a desk attendant from The Pyramid Hotel, where I had pre-booked for two nights. He whisked me off on a short but dizzying […]

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8
Dec
One Day in Dar Es Salaam
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For some reason, I have always been fascinated with Dar Es Salaam – I can’t even recall how far back the fascination reaches! I’m not 100% clear on how it all began, but I do know that what has always stuck in my mind about the city is that the name, Dar Es Salaam, or […]

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7
Dec
Pop-Culture Swahili — What’s the Deal?
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Before coming to Tanzania, I’d never really been immersed in any country where Swahili is the dominant language. People *do* speak English here, but more often than not, you’re going to hear Tanzanians chatting with one another in Swahili over English. That said, it *also* never occured to me that several popular movies actually *used* […]

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6
Dec
Taking a Long-Haul Bus from Arusha to Dar Es Salaam
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If you need to travel from Arusha to Dar Es Salaam, there are two main options. You can either fly or you can take a long-haul bus. Flights run, on average, $150 USD for a one way flight. You’ll also need cab fare to the airport, which, depending on your negotiation skills, can run you […]

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5
Dec
Visiting Chemka Hot Springs from Arusha
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Chemka Natural Springs…what is there to say except that it is absolute paradise? While it’s much easier to get to Chemka from Moshi, going from Arusha after a safari is totally doable! You can either charter a taxi/guide privately (or with a small group of course) or take the bus. I ended up chartering the […]

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3
Dec
Safari in Serengeti & Ngorogoro Crater w/ 7Wonders
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Even though I arrived in Arusha, the literal FIRST order of business was to immediately go on Safari to Serengeti & Ngorogoro. I had pre-arranged everything through one of my friends from the Girls Who Travel Facebook group, so I was all set and ready to go! That said, the Serengeti/Ngorogoro Safari was nothing if […]

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3
Dec
Flying Ethiopian Airlines: Kinshasa, DRC to Kilimanjaro, TZ (via Addis Ababa)
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  After having been with the Toths for four weeks, leaving was unequivocally bittersweet. However, as much as I enjoyed the luxury of lounging, eating, adventuring and working out from the safety of KT’s house, it was time to move on with my adventure. PLUS, my Congolese visa was only valid 30 days from entry […]

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