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Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Arusha, Tanzania
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Arusha, Tanzania:
Latitude: 3° 21' 28" South
Longitude: 36° 41' 52" East
Altitude: 476 feet
From Seattle: 10861 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Arusha Center Inn

Today's Travel:
Country: Tanzania
Region: Arusha
Weather: Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Me and the toy seller Arusha, Tanzania

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1195
Linear Dist: 233714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 264
More stats...
Hotels: 416
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 126
Hostels: 261
Transit: 76
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4142

Journal Entry:
Walked into town, stopping at a patisserie, a forex, and at a couple crafts stalls. Went to the immigration office to try and resolve our visa problem (we can't get visas to come back into Tanzania in Malawi or at the border), but they couldn't help us and told us we had to go back to Dar (they also couldn't give us a phone number for the Dar office so they weren't too clued in). At Nyika's (our safari company's) office we discussed it, read the guide book, and researched on the internet and decided to head back to Dar (we were going to head south through Dodoma). If we can't get another visa there we'll head to Malawi and risk getting back across the border without one (there were a couple reports on the web of people getting away with this).

Spent the afternoon crafts shopping at the street stalls (mostly Masai stuff) and the crafts market (mostly carvings imported from Malawi and Kenya). I got away easy - I only bought a wire and cloth rolling toy. Afterwards we explored the main market. It was pretty typical (produce, fruit, fish, meat, grains, and house wares) but nice to wander.

For dinner we went to a place out of the guide book. We got lost trying to find it, but finally succeeded finding it on an unlikely little dirt street. It was good, though no where as nice as last nights. Back at the hotel we packed for tomorrows safari (!) departure and went to sleep.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Tanzania
CIA World Fact Book: Tanzania

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