Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Friday, 20 April 2012

My version of the year 2011 in review: 25 February

Continuing with the Cross Learning Visit in Arusha region organized by the Coordinator of the

Tanzania Cultural Tourism Programme of the Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB), we assembled early in the morning near the offices of TTB and, between buildings, caught a glimpse of Mt. Meru.

We then headed for Tengeru to view the attractions and learn about the activities of the Tengeru Cultural Tourism Enterprise (TCTE). On arrival at Tengeru, Mt. Meru, in the background, presented another excuse to take a group photograph.

After receiving a brief history of the TCTE from its founder, Mama Pallangyo. we began a long trek 

towards Lake Duluti. The route had displays of various signs with Biblical name places and... 


religious slogans, praising the power of the Creator.

Paulina, right, had summoned considerable energy and willpower to walk to the end of the path, negotiating through some difficult sections. Other members of the group had decided to remain behind, exhausted from the long trek. Under a rock shelter we encountered a group in a prayer retreat, one of whom, second right, was Paulina's long lost sister whom she had not seen for years. 

On our way back Paulina had to, once again, summon some extra energy to negotiate through some of the steep sections of the trek.

 We caught yet another glimpse of Mt. Meru and Lake Duluti.

Having done enough walking for the day, Paulina hopped on a bodaboda (motorcycle taxi) and reduced the day's walking by 5 kilometres.

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