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Backpacking in Tanzania

Backpacking in Tanzania

Traveling in Tanzania is not cheap, it’s not as cheap as India, but backpacking you can save some money and it’s also a way to experience the country with the locals.

The art of negotiating

The art of negotiating

Negotiating in Tanzania is the norm and it can actually be quite fun if you learn how to do it; here are some rules I suggest to follow.

Kilwa

Kilwa

In Kilwa I saw some luxurious resorts for wealthy Westerners, I visted Kilwa Kivinje with the German Boma and a lively fish market.

Lindi, again

Lindi, again

Lindi seduced me with its laid back atmosphere, the beach, locals dancing and singing, new friends telling me their stories and teaching Swahili.

First days in Lindi

First days in Lindi

First days in Lindi, short tour of the town, new friends and chats with locals, singing at the beach, football games.

Mikindani

Mikindani

A busy day in Mikindani, diving, meeting new friends, talking and dancing with locals, getting to know a bit more the beautiful Tanzania.

Finally by the sea in Mtwara

Finally by the sea in Mtwara

I have arrived at the southern most town by the coast in Tanzania, near the border with Mozambique. A fishermen and university students town.

Rough Road in Tanzania 2

Rough Road in Tanzania 2

Traveling on public transportation in Tanzania can be challenging and dangerous; this is the experience I had traveling in the South of the country.

Rough Road in Tanzania

Rough Road in Tanzania

The adventures of backpacking in Tanzania: traveling on public transportations is not comfortable, but surely you live the real experiences.

Learning Swahili

Learning Swahili

I tried to learn a bit of Swahili, a beautiful and fascinating language, with arabic and indian influences. Here I write some curiosities about it.

Dodoma

Dodoma

Visiting Dodoma, the official capital of Tanzania, and planning travels in the country, taking notes of what might go wrong and coping with it.

Arusha

Arusha

I spent a couple of days in Arusha trying to find a safari tour to join; it wasn’t easy, it was low season and I couldn’t find the price I wanted.

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Arriving in Moshi, the town closest to the Kilimanjaro, surrounded by forest, with maasai, coffee plantations and pool tables.

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam

Arriving in Tanzania, at Dar es Salaam, trying to orient myself in this new country and understand what to eat and what to do.

Pondicherry

Pondicherry

Some time in Pondicherry, on the Eastern-South Coast of India, a former French Colony, where people speak French and eat chips.

Kochi, Kerala

Kochi, Kerala

A bike ride in Kochi, the capital of Kerala, a town with buildings of Dutch, British and Portuguese architecture.

In Paradidse

In Paradidse

A well deserved holiday in a little touristic area in Kerala, Costa Malabari, where I live in the jungle and spend the day at the beach.

Bombay Mumbai

The contrasts in Bombay: from the green and lush parks, the rich governmental buildings, to the rubbish-covered slums.

Gandhi in Ahmedabad

Gandhi in Ahmedabad

A day in Ahmedabad, a compulsory stop between Udaipur and Mumbai, to visit Gandhi’s ashram and learn a bit more about his life and beliefs.

Pushkar and the Sacred Lake

Pushkar and the Sacred Lake

Visiting Pushkar and its sacred lake in Rajasthan, and thoughts about traveling and a life different from the classical stereotypes.

Jodhpur and Pushkar

Jodhpur and Pushkar

My backpacking trip around India continues with stops in Jodhpur, the blue city, and Pushkar by the sacred lake, among weddings and religious celebrations.

Jaisalmer fort and desert

Jaisalmer fort and desert

A day in Jaisalmer, a pretty town at the border with Thar Desert in Rajasthan, with a fort, many tourists, and angry stray dogs.

Yoga in the desert

Yoga in the desert

Two days tour in the Thar desert, riding camels and drinking chai, not enjoying the camels much, but the view and the people a lot.

Walks in Bikaner

Walks in Bikaner

Enjoying traveling in Bikaner, a small but very busy and chaotic town at the border with Thar desert in Rajasthan, India.

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