transport | urbanism | adventures | pontification
(No, not halfway house)
During my recent month-long radio silence I entered the second half of my year abroad. While “blog time” still has me back in Nicaragua, I have actually traveled in the last three months through Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Tunisia, Dubai, Tanzania, and Zambia before arriving here in Cape Town, South Africa.
I will get caught up soon with stories from all of those places; doing so just was not feasible in Dar es Salaam. The electricity would go out, on average, every other day. And when the electricity came back on, there was no guarantee that the proprietors of nearby internet cafes would return to work. I couldn’t even go snooping around the neighborhood for a wi-fi signal; anyone who needs reliable internet pays for cellular data usage (much more easily obtained than a plan in the US), leaving simple wi-fi users like me in the dark.
I liked marking the first quarter of my trip with a few quotations, and I’ll do the same now to mark the completion of my second quarter. These quotations can serve as a sort of sneak preview for upcoming posts.