Moshi... who knew?

Trip Start Aug 30, 2006
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Trip End Nov 10, 2006


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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

So, I love Moshi. I realize that I've spent just one day here. It's not that the town is so aesthetically beautiful. The stores and structures are typical of the continent. Either run down, or slightly shabby. But the people are awesome.
There is just the right mix. Local townfolk, rural africans, travellers, there are a bunch of workers from India, from Saudi Arabia. But still the place is primarily african. That good african feeling.

The Tanzanians are also much more respectful of the foreigners like myself. Indefinably more then Kenyans. There are few people begging compared to Ethiopia.
It's also a lot greener here then in Kenya. So far I cannot compare anywhere else to this place.

Although, I'm finding the accents to be particularly difficult to understand. But I know that whatever they are saying it's well intentioned. You can just tell.
It's nice that people are more exposed to and accepting of the tourists.

I suppose my judgements of this place may be clouded by the exceptional timing of my visit.
I have just a couple of weeks left in my trip. Things are winding down, and I've just wrapped the second official charity video. I have the day off. I'm free to wander the town.
This morning I found an awesome cafe and had a superb latte.
Then found and ate the most awesome cheeseburger I have ever had ( might have something to do with all the local foods I ate last week) with everything on it, sauteed onions, tomato, pickle etc.

It rained a lot this morning, so there are a lot of mosquitos buzzing around my head, but I don't care. It's nice to have the cool air (also to do with last week?), and the mountains around are beautiful. Kilimanjaro. Come on.
This doesn't get any better.
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