February 25th, 2010 – by: Allorjenbabybernie
My First view of Mount Kilimanjaro
I got up at 8am showered and looked out of my window and saw the first sight of Mount Kilimanjaro
, before down to breakfast, which was fresh fruit juice, selection of fruits, toast, egg and coffee. My friend arrived not long after and off we went to get a few things that I needed. The sounds and smells in the street were great. I could hear the traditional African music and smell sweet pineapples and other fruits that were being sold on the street corners. We went into a cafe called the Deli Chez the watermelon juice was delicious. Lunch time I got to try the local Samosas and a cup of Marsala Tea (Spiced tea made with milk)I got hooked on this. The afternoon it was time to go hunting for a swimming pool to have a dip in. My friend had found the Impala Lodge Hotel, lovely colonial style with a small pool all to ourselves. (Good job really, I swam in my underwear and t shirt) We stayed here right through sunset then off to the Indioitaliano Restaurant. It was a popular choice and had 2 large groups of young volunteers eating together. (There was a massive menu to choose from, and it was very tasty and cheap, 7500 TSH for a main meal)It had almost been 24 hours of me being there and so we drove to the airport to collect my luggage. I hoped it would be there. I had to wait for all the passengers that had arrived that day before I was allowed in, I tried to look to see if my case was on the conveyor belt, couldn't see it, then yes I saw it, a happy reunion with my belongings.