After breakfast we got on the truck and headed to Iringa. The roads here are so bumpy and sitting at the back of the truck should have a danger warning - we both caught some air during some of the big bumps!
Along the way we stopped to marvel at a huge Baobab tree which looks like an upside down tree. Legend has it that when the gods were mad they pulled the tree out of the ground and threw it back to earth, roots facing up. We also tried some of the fruit from the tree which is kind of sweet but I didn't like it. Everyone took some photos but to me it didn't look too much like an upside down tree but more like a winter tree with no leaves.
Back on the bus we got to Iringa and went to a local café for a drink. This café supports local deaf people and employs them too. We ate a yummy brownie and I made the man behind the counter laugh as I rubbed my tummy to show how delicious it was. I also bought a hair band to support the local charity a bit more.
Neil and I then went for a walk, first to a local curio market where I got two new pairs of earrings thanks to some good bartering by the boss (my husband!). After this we enjoyed walking around the local area - it was nice to stretch our legs and see some local people on our own. We were greeted by them, everyone saying hello, and it felt more like how we usually travel and see the locals.
Back at the truck we had a delicious lunch before ploughing on to the campsite. We were soon at the farmhouse campsite and set up so we tried to go for a walk but the map was so rubbish that we gave up and chilled out instead with Keith and Barbara.
After a lovely hot shower we received a cooked beef dinner with vegetables, gravy, potatoes and fresh bread. It was all fresh produce from the farm and was so nice, just like a roast dinner at home! It was then an early night ready for another early start tomorrow.
Missing everyone lots and lots xxx