Thursday, February 17, 2011

Trip to Tanzania in 2006

The countdown to my June departure begins.

At the risk of boring you with all the 'navel gazing' details months before I even set off to Swaziland, I am starting this blog now.

I've been going through photos of a trip Nick and I took to Tanzania in 2006 and thought some of these could find a good home here.  

Back in 2006, we spent three short weeks in Tanzania with a group of doctors and researchers with whom we have traveled with before.  We started in Arusha, drove to Ngorongora Crater and the Serengeti and finished with a week in Zanzibar.  It was really a perfect trip.  And one of the reasons I was so anxious to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.

The kingdom of Swaziland is the size of New Jersey and home to piles of snake species, including six deadly ones -- the most famous being the Black Mamba --- which I hope to never see.
These photos of wildlife are certainly putting me in an African mood and allowing me to learn how to post new photos and add text at the same time.  
As you might be able to tell, I could use the