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Journey to Karatu

4th November 2010

The first key stop is Arusha. The area where we stop (as usual, by the supermarket!) seems to have attracted a lot of expats. Not surprising really, as Arusha seems to be a modern town.

Just outside Arusha, we see Masai driving their cattle across the savannah. We will be stopping here on our way back.

It’s strange to see these traditional people on bikes and mobile phones.

When AH grew up, the Masai were still true nomads, but now many seem to be settled in villages...

The other thing that intrigues me are the many shop signs that are crossed out in red. At first I think that many businesses must have gone bust, but on some roads that would have meant that 90% of businesses had died. And as far as I can tell, business is thriving...

I later find out that the crosses mean that the shops have been built too close to the road – not that anyone has done anything about that in the last 10 years or so...

Posted by TTraveller 04:11 Archived in Tanzania

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