Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

We made it! I am sitting in my room in the village of Karanga, which is in the principality/town of Moshi, the region of Kilimanjaro, and country of Tanzania. The bad news is our suitcases are not here. This was expected though, as we knew they never showed up in London. We're holding out hope that United will get the bags here at this exact time tomorrow, delivering them to Kilimanjaro International Airport so that we can pick them up. I'm not going to worry about that now, though. I'm just happy I made it.

Let's do some math.

I have no concept of time right now. On the airplane, I looked at my watch (which was kept on Texas time) and it pointed to 12. I had no idea (and I mean none at all) whether that meant noon or midnight. It is now 3 PM here in Kilimanjaro, 1 PM back in London, and 7 AM in Texas. That means we left the door for the airport at 11:30 AM on Thursday and are finally at the door here at 7 AM on Saturday. That is 44 hours of traveling, door to door. That's
Dallas to
Chicago to
London to
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to
Kilimanjaro

Total sleep time I estimate at around two hours in the last 44. I'm debating whether to sleep for a few hours right now (which I desperately need) or to try and hold out for a few more hours until it gets dark so I can sleep through the night and get on the proper schedule faster.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you made it safely! Be careful and hope your luggage gets there before you are scheduled to leave!

Love,
MOM

tales_from_the_crib said...

hope you guys are having fun and that your luggage catches up to you! say hi to the mountains for me and my mom and dad!

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