I have written about the hazards of the Dar es Salaam traffic. We tried again yesterday, this time taking the ferry, but the trip still took us about 7 hours there and back, just to buy some food for the week. I know some of my readers think of Africa as some hot, sultry, sexy place to get a good tan and lie under swaying palms, or get wild in the game reserves, but the reality could not be further from this picture most people have in their minds. Sure, there are some incredibly beautiful places to holiday – but therein lies the crux – TO HOLIDAY! To live is a different kettle of fish!
See for yourself and let me know if it is worse where you live – having been in Nairobi – Kenya, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, Paris – France, London – United Kingdom, to name but a few bustling cities, Dar es Salaam surely is the worst of them all. I believe Lagos in Nigeria is a notch above, and hell no, I shall NEVER set foot there if I can help it!!