Thursday, September 15, 2011
After a 7-hour drive and a 10-minute ferry ride, Claire, Brenden, and I arrived in Pangani, a little beach town on the coast of Tanzania. It is a beautiful place and very hot! Everyone rides bicycles and lives in mud huts with grass roofs. Chickens, goats, cows, sheep, and monkeys roam around while the children play all day on the beach and on the little dirt roads in the villages. No one speaks English there, but the locals were very friendly and gave us much opportunity to practice our Swahili. Pangani was an extremely small, poor town, but the people there were rich in happiness and smiles! I loved it there. We camped on a beach for the weekend about 10 minutes past the town.