Day Nine - Malawi/Tanzania
I am writing this @ 6.05pm, and we have been on the truck for 13hrs now, with about 30mins of combined stops & not even a lunch break. (Sorry, we were stopped at the boarder for about 2hrs) You see, we were meant to be at our site awhile ago, but a few weeks ago, there was a tour group there that got held up, robbed & someone was shot. Well it happened again last night apart from the shooting part, and the G-Adventures head office called & asked if our driver knew any safer places to go. Well he did, but it was about 250km further... Normally that's about, what, 1.5-2hrs drive? Well with Tanzanian roads, the limited speed, the numerous times we get pulled over for police checks & road works it will about another 4-5hrs. It's going to be one of the longest drives EVER done by G. But no one is complaining because we would much rather be safe then having a short drive!
Oh! At one of our short stops my tentmate, Julie, finally found ALOE VERA!!!! I was probably the happiest girl in Africa at the point in time!
We got to the campsite around 9ish I think, all I knew was it was dark & we were all exhausted, even though we had done nothing all day. Because we drove further today we get to sleep in an extra 2hrs tomorrow.
Day Ten - Tanzania.
Such a terrible day. I was so sick. We drove though a national park and about half way through I started getting a bit of a headache. It turned worse pretty quick and I ended up sleeping on the truck (which is a hard thing to do). We stopped for lunch where there was a massive buffet of all sorts of foods that looked so good, but at the time it made me super queasy. I ended up having the smallest amount of rice and some pineapple. Back on the truck & had a fever but was freezing & I could barely keep my eyes open. My head was also pounding! It was such a bad day to be sick as well, we were at Dar Es Salaam which would have been amazing to see as it was bursting with life & excitement but I honestly couldn't stay awake, such a shame! We got to our new campsite which, was also on a beach, a proper ocean beach but someone put my tent up for me & I crashed. I remember Patricia, the English girl on our trip, coming in saying it was 7.30 and I thought she meant morning! Which was when we were supposed to leave, and I was freaking out because I hadn't packed or anything, but she was asking if I wanted any dinner! I choose not to eat, I knew I'd throw up if I did. My night consisted of a terrible broken sleep & running to the bathroom a lot. I guess it was inevitable that I'd get gastro sooner or later, I'm just hoping I only get it the once!