These posts are a little out of order, this actually took place before my visit to Arusha National Park. I hope it's worth waiting for.
The conference which took me to Arusha was jointly hosted by the Inter Unversities Council of East Africa and the East Africa Business Commission, looking to bring business and Universities together. On the programme was indicated a 'guest of honour', with no indication who that was until the time came and it became apparent that it was the Vice President of Tanzania, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal. After he spoke he went round the exhibition, and I was in the right place at the right time to meet him. This following picture makes me laugh every time I look at it:
What I like about it best is Dr Bilal's apparent indifference to my deference. The following two pictures are better albeit with me following off the edge, I suppose it's just possible that the photographer was more interested in the VP than me!
I'll be back soon, lots more to report on - lunchtime conversations about slaughtering chickens, striking up a conversation in the steam room in the gym with a manufacturer and exporter of bagpipes (exclusively to Scotland, curiously) and some great pictures of bats right outside my living room window. So watch this space! And if I appear to be neglecting my duties as a blogger, do feel free to remind me!