With our safari done, it’s time to head to the beach for the second half of our adventure. We took an early flight from Entebbe to Dar es Salaam, which only took two hours, but would have taken days to drive. I asked to sit on the left side of the plane, with the hope of seeing Kilimanjaro, but it was too cloudy; maybe on the way back.

After two hours of waiting for visas at the airport, we hit the evening rush hour traffic, which perturbed our arranged pickup driver. We were just glad to be in the country and not dealing with the border police. I don’t think we would have been able to explain how to get to our AirBnB place, in a suburban part of town off a road that was torn up for reconstruction.

We are staying in a cute pool house, which comes with two loveable dogs and equally loveable air conditioning. One of our hosts, Freddie, is an IT consultant, and we discussed the relative merits of using Raspberry Pi vs Android phones for RootIO. He seems to be in the same field as I am looking to join, and doing well at it.

We took a dip in the pool at sunset, and then a tuk-tuk ride to a nearby Ethiopian restaurant. The food and atmosphere were great, although the boda ride back wasn’t terribly comfortable.