Ulugurus.... Dar....kukuta rafiki yangu (to meet my friends).. @ Slipway....na Kwa heri!

You CAN NOT come to Morogoro and leave without having hiked the Uluguru Mountains!
So we did!
As we waited for the dala the Ulugurus beckoned us with their awesome charm...

 We arrived in town and I organised two pikis to take Evie and I up past Rock Gardens and on to the rural school higher up in the mountains. It was exhilarating to be out in the open, climbing and winding our way into the folds of these beautiful mountains so early in the morning! 
How to pack so much into one day?....seems to be what I do well these days...
....we will show you!!!

The young children had swept this path high in the mountains with a fagia..(small broom)  early in the morning before they had trekked their way down the valley to school.
 We met Mustafa's friends who recognized me as his mzungu friend. A friendly encounter with so many locals.

Evie enjoying the clean mountain water cleverly redirected along a bamboo shaft. This water source has been made accessible to all the locals with this simple innovation.

 We passed the local homes and found ourselves back at the rural government school high in the Ulugurus. We walked all the way down into town, caught pikis back home and were on the bus to Dar by 11.30am! ....a morning I would love to repeat often!! Arriving in Dar, I had decided that Evie needed to acclimatise back into her world so we booked into a nice hotel at Slipway, Mzungu heaven, and found our way to my favorite bar overlooking the ocean! All that was needed was some friends to share it with....and BINGO....in rocked Hanna...Claire....and our other Dar social gang!! Good seafood....beer and laughter topped off with another BEAUTIFUL sunset...this time captured by Hanna's photographic skills!

Me and My mate Hanna, chilling out, enjoying sundowners at Slipway.....
............trying not to think about the fact that Evie was leaving Tz within 24 hours!
The following morning we did some retail therapy @ Slipway and filled Evie's suitcase with memorabilia and Africana sawadis....pressies for the fam and finally had to succumb to the fact that all good things must come to an end....all too quickly but.....OH WHAT WONDERFUL MEMORIES we had created! 
Thank you my darling sister for visiting me.
Welcome back to Morogoro, Sega and my home.
I love you.

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