Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dar Es Salaam Part 1 - Arrival

Taming Tanzania
A Meandering Nomad Journey
Meandering Jared - 15 October 2018

Dar es Salaam

Arrival - Part 1

Before hunkering down at home in the United States for the impending holiday season a fresh travel adventure was in store. Throwing a dart at a map and deciding on a new location can sometimes be hard but Tanzania and its adventurous sounding nomenclature for the country itself, the capital city Dar Es Salaam, the historically contested territorial island of Zanzibar, and finally the world-renowned summit of Kilimanjaro (the highest point in the continent of Africa) made it easy to get excited to make the journey there.

Traveling to all but the most northern countries in Africa requires a level of commitment for westerners, especially North Americans, that only far-flung places in East Asia require. Immunizations and travel documentation requirements are more robust when visiting the African continent. Language barriers are also to be confronted the further you get from the mothership of your home county requiring more advanced levels of improvised sign language and menu pointing to make it through the day successfully. All these and more were encountered during the 3-day visit which began with my arrival to Julius Nyerere International Airport, in Dar Es Salaam, starting an adventurous visit.

To Be Continued... 

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