Arghhhh technology is definitely not on my side! I've being trying to update the blog but I don't seem to be able to upload pictures here or on Facebook.
Anyway, I'm now in Zanzibar. Stonetown is incredibly fascinating. Even though it's falling into pieces it retains immense charm and elegance.
We are now on the beach up north. The sea is beautiful but the place is a bit of a turists trap.
Tomorrow we are on the move again towards Serengeti national park. It was good to rest for a couple of days in Zanzibar, we were all a bit tired.
Overlanding is a great way of travelling but it's also quite tough. We wake up between 5 and 6am every morning, put down the tents, prepare breakfast (we take turns for all the daily duties), drive for 300/800 km, see whatever there is to see, put up the tents again, cook, clean the truck etc etc.
We rarely sleep more than 1 night in the same place so we particularly appreciated being lazy on the beach for a little while.
Since the last update I've been to Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. In Zambia we had the worst surprise ever as the famous Victoria falls were...dry!!!
Anyway we had a good time although Zambia is the country I enjoyed the least. Malawi on the contrary is a pearl. It's much greener, more colourful and friendly. And the enormous lake seems almost fake. It is classified as an ocean for its size and the water is warm and crystal clear. Swimming in there was like swimming in a bath. Amazing!
We also visited a local village, a local school and a local hospital, but we all had the impression that the locals were just trying to take advantage of us. They were a bit pushy and less sincere than anywhere alse we had been.
Nevertheless it gave us a better idea of how they live, what they eat (we've been invited at someone's house for dinner), how they spend their days.
We'll finish the tour in a week which makes me a bit sad. After living 24 hours a day with other 20 people it seems just weird to take different directions. However, I very much look forward to starting the voluntary work in Ghana. The organisation sent me a very informative welcome pack and they seem really proactive and professional. After almost 2 months of holidays I kind of feel like working again. Kind of :-)
Will write more when I manage to upload pictures as a blog without photos is just boring. Apologies to everybody for not writing many emails but the connectuion is really sporadic.