This past weekend, my dear, dear friend from grad school, Emily was in town. She had come for work but had managed to find a little time to play as well. So we decided to grab a few friends and head to Bongoyo Island. This is a small island just off of Dar es Salaam, that is actually a national park. A ferry ride lasting around 30 minutes and about $20 USD will get you there. The beaches are beautiful, with just a few bandas for shade, and a simple restaurant where they sell seafood.
We were able to snorkel and see a bunch of coral reefs with brightly colored fish, as well as some pretty dangerous looking sea urchins :)
attempt at blogging from Africa. This blog will (hopefully) contain funny stories, interesting tidbits, and lots of photos from my life in Tanzania. Over the course of the next year I will be working with the CDC in the Global AIDS Program, and hope to have lots and lots of adventures to share.