From Cape Town I started to plan my next destination, but where to go? To be honest, I was a little intimidated by the rest of the Africa. Not taking anything away from Cape Town, I love that city, but South Africa is a country that's much more developed and westernized compared to the rest of continent. South Africa was taking the easy way out, the path most traveled. I mean, come on, I just did a video of a wine tour.
I knew I had to explore another African country or I'd be cheating myself. I started my typical process of google imaging destinations/events for inspiration, balancing cost & safety, and asking myself if I knew anyone in the area in case things got hairy. After a couple days of wrestling with options, I kept replaying a "hand-shake" agreement I had with Caroline, a former employee at JackThreads. It wasn't a contractual agreement, probably just two people trying to be polite. You see, after her summer of 15' graduation, she was moving back to her home in Dar es Salaam and I was traveling the world. It was set, I would have to stop by and say hello (thinking to myself that this would never happen).
As I began to research Tanzania, I realized just how impressive the country is. I was sold on TZ and had to go see it, and say hello to Caroline of course.
From the moment I arrived in Dar es Salaam, Caroline and her father looked after me. They treated me like family, genuinely cared about my wellbeing and happiness. They pretty much guaranteed that I would leave Tanzania wanting to come back, and I do. My experiences in TZ were so much more rich because of their friendship and the level of access they afforded me. This mzungu will be forever grateful.