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Tanzania Trip -- Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27

Day 21. Friday, July 27. Dar es Salaam, TZ.

Day 14 in Tanzania.

I started Cipro today to try to control my "traveler's trots," took some Imodium, and headed to the University of Dar es Salaam with Cathy. After a brief introduction to campus and locating the student restrooms, Cathy went about her business, and I went looking for birds and monkeys. I found no monkeys, but I did see a forest kingfisher (Grey-headed Kingfisher?), Hamerkop, one of the brown hawks, and a few other species. Cathy finished her work early, and we returned to the hotel for a quick lunch, then headed out for what was a long walk across town and along the shore (saw some birds this time!). At dusk, we met a grad student for dinner and didn't get back to the room until 9:00 PM.

Link to trip map.

July 27
From taxi, first glimpse of the Indian Ocean
July 27
University of Dar es Salaam
July 27
University of Dar es Salaam
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University of Dar es Salaam
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University of Dar es Salaam
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Risking life and limb to avoid walking
July 27
Middle-class shopping mall
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Art in the Round-about
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Heritage Motel
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Heritage Motel (arrow marks our room)
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Visiting offices of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania
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Social Weavers habituated to humans
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Social Weavers taking over ornamental palm tree
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Cathy and local woman pose below huge baobab tree
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Indian Ocean (view east)
July 27
Men relaxing at the shore
July 27
Indian Ocean (view southeast across mouth of harbor)
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Overloaded ferry boats (note beached rescue ship)
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Port of Dar es Salaam
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Government building restored in colonial style
July 27
Government building restored in colonial style
July 27
House Crow foraging on sidewalk

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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