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Losing my camera, and getting into 1st fight!

Mombasa, Kenya


It was hard work getting up at 4:15 to get ready to catch the bus to Mombasa for 5:30am, it was only an hour late, which was pretty irritating and only arrived when I decided to go to the loo, without realizing that I had to pay for it! Thus a group of guys grabbed me and tried to drag me into their office. I was petrified and fuming. Eventually they let me go after I lashed out at them and kicked them as I didn’t have any money on me in order to bribe them to leave me alone. My god I hate Arusha! Everyone just seems violent and aggressive so I was delighted when I finally managed to get away and jump on the bus.

During the 10 hour bus journey 2 ladies decided that they had enough of carrying their children so decided to put them on my lap for a while, strange but true. They were SO cute!

The bus this time wasn’t business-class but pretty rustic and battered but a lot quicker than previous buses which we were grateful for stopping at virtually every bus-stop on the way.

When we arrived we managed to find somewhere to stay pretty quickly but I left my camera in the taxi, so that was frustrating, but it restored my faith in humanity when it was returned on Wednesday morning!

permalink written by  chrischarly on September 13, 2010 from Mombasa, Kenya
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly's African Adventure
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