“You are welcome“
From the moment I arrived in Tanzania, I was overwhelmed by the warm hospitality of its people. The phrase “Karibu sana” (You are welcome) echoed everywhere, making me feel instantly at home. The locals’ genuine smiles and their eagerness to share their rich culture and traditions were truly heartwarming.
One of the highlights of my trip was undoubtedly the awe-inspiring Mount Kilimanjaro. As I gazed up at its towering presence, I couldn’t help but feel a surge of excitement and anticipation. Though I didn’t attempt to climb it, witnessing its grandeur from the nearby foothills was an experience I will forever cherish.
Tanzania is a paradise for food enthusiasts, and I indulged in a delightful gastronomic journey. East African cuisine tantalizes the taste buds with its vibrant flavors and diverse influences. From aromatic spices to fresh seafood and delectable street food, every bite was a burst of deliciousness. I relished the famous Ugali, a staple made from cornmeal, and the mouthwatering Nyama Choma, grilled meat served with various flavorful sauces. But beware of the powerful spice if you eat any of the fresh chilis!
My exploration took me to the bustling local markets, where the vibrant colors of tropical fruits and vegetables greeted me. Juicy mangoes, succulent pineapples, and exotic spices filled the air with an irresistible aroma. I couldn’t resist trying Zanzibar’s famous spiced tea and indulging in the sweet treats like Mandazi (fried dough). Each dish had a story to tell, connecting me to the rich cultural heritage of Tanzania.
I’ve had an amazing time so far and I’m excited to continue this journey.