“Would you like to come to a party tonight?” my colleague asked me at the end of the working day. I was in Dar-es-Salaam, finishing off my assignment before heading back home to Cambodia the next day. “Sure, why not”, I said, glad of the chance to get out and about on my last night … Continue reading Disco Dancing and Dawn Runs in Dar es Salaam
My alarm goes off. Its 6.15 am. “Damn”, I think, as I slowly roll over and switch the incessant beeping off. Its still dark outside the flimsy dust-ridden curtains. I’m in Tanzania on a work assignment. And for the last week, I’ve been in its rural western part, near the border with neighbouring Burundi. But … Continue reading Dawn Dirt Road running Western Tanzania
Finally, I broke through the mosquito net. 5.30 am. It was still dark outside. Oblivious to it all, the cock was already crowing. I groped for my headtorch and hit the switch. I had 15 minutes before dawn, to find the bathroom, splash on some water, string up my hair and tie on my shoes. … Continue reading A Jungle Jog in Congo at the Crack of Dawn..