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A Design Problem

Travelling is a design problem. You start out with a sketch, you solve mystery after mystery and as you do, the end product becomes clearer and clearer. In school I learned once you think you have the problem solved, scrap … Continue reading

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Fly Time

We are sitting in the Domestic Departures in the Dar es Salaam airport, killing time and waiting for our flight to Arusha. We are in Tanzania. We made it. We have been flying/traveling for 24 hours now. It’s hot here. … Continue reading

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“Are you getting excited?”

I have been asked this question a number of times over the past week or so. I never seem to have a really good answer. The only time I have been SUPER excited to go on a trip recently was … Continue reading

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11 Sleeps…

I can feel our departure date looming, so I start counting sleeps. 11 sleeps. We are attending to our many lists. The “Before Leaving” list is mostly crossed off except for the items that need doing on the last few … Continue reading

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Sidetracked II (the sequel)

Our trip to Africa is imminent but we must reroute our focus to a trip in the spring. As previously mentioned, one of the participants on our upcoming dive adventure is a teacher and as such she must travel on … Continue reading

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Changes

Our trip to Africa is set and now it is just counting down the days. I keep looking at the way we have prepared for this trip and wondering if we have not lost a bit of adventure. The internet … Continue reading

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Stonetown on a Whim

After a long process of finding a place to rest and relax in the north of Zanzibar. I started researching a place to stay in Stonetown. I thought this might be easy. There are lots of places but there should … Continue reading

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North Zanzibar

After some further investigation we have decided to search for accommodation in the Nungwi or Matemwe area. It seems that the Mnemba atoll is very good to dive at. I have found several hotels in those areas worth investigating so … Continue reading

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Sidetracked

Off we go on a diversion. In order to make a decision on whether or not we dive Little Cayman in April, with our NY friends, depends on a number of factors. To resolve some of these we must again … Continue reading

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Packing List Review

I have added items to the “Before Leaving” list that we had added for this trip.  They are: Flights – confirm flights and print boarding passes Ride to Airport – arrange for a ride or taxi to/from airport or use … Continue reading

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