A Gator in Dar Es Salaam

"Ex Africa semper aliquid novi - Out of Africa always something new" -Pliny the Elder

Sunday, September 04, 2005

After Sleeping

I got a good night’s sleep last night, definitely got woken up at 5 by the Muslim prayer song, lasted probably 5 minutes. I had Chipati for breakfast which is basically fried dough. Pretty tasty. Things get started early, definitely lots of traffic and noise by 6 o'clock or so. It was pretty comfortable sleep, gets a little warm in the morning. I am inside but because their are no windows it feels as though Im outside all the time. Pretty cool feeling. No door on the bathroom, no toilet paper (available most places, but not provided in bathrooms). Also no curtain on the shower, lots of funny things like that. My room is basically the same as my dorm at Florida. Glad to see the Gators won. Im going back to sleep, it is weird to wake up at 5 and realize everyone I know has not gone to sleep yet. Hope all is well, things still dont look good with the hurricane.



  • At 9/04/2005 3:59 PM, Anonymous Emily said…

    I don't know if you heard but Rheinquest died. Gee, Matt as soon as you leave all hell breaks loose in America.

  • At 9/04/2005 8:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    WOW MATT! Congratulations on completing your very long journey. What is the baboon's name? Be sure to get some sleep and things will improve for you. How is that for a nice "mom" comment? God Bless...Miss Tippy


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