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Trip Start Oct 12, 2006
5Trip End Dec 18, 2006
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I ended up doing the safari for two days - Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater for anyone who cares - met a really lovely german couple who thought i was so funny (and how good it is to be around people who laugh at everything you say!?) and sat in a jeep for two days looking at animals. Saw giraffes, elephants, zebras - very pretty - as well as all the famous but uglier animals: hippos, rhinos, buffalo etc etc. oh and pink flamingoes, they were the nicest. scenery was also very nice... did manage to take a few photos which i'll put up now, just for kicks.
After safari got back to Arusha and had that guy that I may or may not have written about in the last entry meet me at the bus..
Spent a nice day in stone town where i was flattered that people I'd met 2 weeks before remembered me all over town and were very welcoming, then went back to that hostel and the friends i made in Jambiani (at the beach) who were starting to think i wasnt coming back. Spent my last week lazing about working on my faded tan and doing last minute shopping and souvenir buying - most of which i thought i'd leave to hong kong - and then the time finally came to leave....crazy
So boarded my flight from zanzibar to nairobi, arrived at nairobi airport with a few hours till my next flight to hong kong. the plan was to spend a few days there and get home on monday the 18th. found in nairobi that the "systems" were down, of course, and there were just people everywhere. when i finally got to the counter to check in the woman was like "hmmm thats strange, youre on standby (meaning i dont actually have a seat on the plane) wait over here and i'll let you know"
so 12 hours later there i was still lying on the cold hard floor with 4 african women, all of us trying to sleep on my backpack covered by my various things - sarongs, sleeping bag, jumper etc... and this guy finally comes and tells me that theyve re-routed my flight, i'm now going to south africa then perth then melbourne. i was just happy to leave nairobi airport, really. so a few extremely long flights and stopovers (and reeeeeeally long time at customs) later, i arrived 3 days early in melbourne to surprise my whole family.... and finally gave them the chance to let out all the black jokes theyve been saving up while i was gone.
wow, how depressing and not coherent was all that. basically, i had fun. and now melbourne is kind of crap. so here are my pictures, at long last. lets hope its not too long before i start a new travelogue with new adventures from a new random place in the world..............................