Spreadsheets are bad, very very bad.


So it’s the four month anniversary of our African adventure! 8th February to 8th June… We are still in blimmin’ Tanzania! We’re not sure quite where we went wrong but we thought we would be at least in Botswana or even Namibia today.

We had a really special treat on Zanzibar, staying at the gorgeous little Matemwe Lodge… Our own bungalow by the ocean with a gorgeous bathroom that I didn’t have to share with unknown numbers of fellow campers. Beautiful food, fabulous staff, excellent cocktails and wine list. Couldn’t find a thing to complain about… Unless you include the part where I was forced to leave (supporting a large pout)!

We are still in Dar Es Salaam, waiting for the FedEx agents to release our much needed shocks.

Interpretation of commonly used phrase “This Is Africa”: took two days for the shocks to be ordered, packed, collected and flown to Tanazania from small-town-England… Waiting time is currently at five days to get them from the local airport here in Dar Es Salaam. This Is Africa.

Mikadi Beach Camp has a great spot and a great bar but there is only so long you can live with a tent full of sand and cold salt water showers that at the moment only get water when the tide isn’t too far out. This Is Africa.

Just to add insult to injury, we foolishly whiled away our spare time compiling a spreadsheet of expenses “to date”. I won’t elaborate.

I best go as we are now off to the supermarket to purchase their entire stock of instant noodles. Bon Appetit to us for next two months πŸ˜‰

Take care,
Jo and Rich

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