For anyone who missed Tony’s fascinating BBC Travel Show documentary, watch it at the links below:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRZhaKFKoBM
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOCV1DxIGvI
Tony being interviewed on the Chrissie B Show. A 3-time weekly programme about mental helth issues and how best to tackle them, plus positive stories regarding overcoming mental and physical challenges. Tony is a positive story about overcoming mental and physical challenges at a young age to travel the world independently and, deal with his low self-esteem as a teenager, to become a positive roll model for anyone seeking to conquer their fears and live a positive life.
So I am now at Lake Tanganyika. I have crossed Tanzania in three weeks. It’s been interesting. It was cool in Moshi and Arusha. I stayed with a lovely Finnish couple in Morogoro. I visited a rock garden, which resembles a beach party place, very strange. Then I visited Iringa. I camped for the first time on this trip. At Rivervalley Camp, just 10 km outside Iringa. It’s a camp for people who wish to learn Swahili.
Well, I left you in Zanzibar, sunning myself on the beach. Since then I have been busy. I returned to Dar Es Salaam with a little help from a couple of Tanzanians. Getting around blind is not so easy, because the roads and pavements are mainly non-existent! Taking mini-buses (dala dala) is, or should say, can be dangerous. I have taken a couple and they were OK, if sometimes fast. Once back in Dar, Tanzania’s largest city,
So, I am back in Africa, Tanzania – East Africa. I’ve been in the country a week now. Many smells and sounds, honking horns, dusty streets and chaotic traffic! I spent my first night in Dar es Salaam at Safari Inn, a good hostel. Private rooms only. The following day I met up with my first couch surfing host, a cool, crazy guy named Maricky. His place is so far south in the city it is like being in a separate village.