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28/10/13: Isimila Stone Age Centre

Feeling slightly shell shocked after my lightening visit to Arua, North West Uganda, last week.  Getting to Dar es Salaam at 0030 on Sunday morning, then to find that my suitcase wasn't there, was an interesting new experience.  Pleased to say was able to go yesterday to collect it - so this is a bit of a non-story, really, isn't it.  Alas, didn't get many pictures but would like to tell you a bit about it soon.

So, last blog for the time being about Iringa.  Isimila Stone Age Centre is a short visit from the town and well worth the visit.  The tour starts with a museum which shows some of the stone age implements found locally:

The natural pillars are just amazing, difficult to believe that they've not been made:

Now, I look at landscapes as below, unable to decide whether they have an austere beauty or are a bit of an eyesore.  What do you think?

Just before leaving Iringa, also visited the zoo there, some pictures I got I might have taken at any zoo anywhere in the world:

But it seems a bit unsporting to put guinea pigs in the same cage as snakes so that the former can be dinner for the latter, not sure that the picture below conveys the full horror of the situation, consider also the following two in combination:

So, that's now it from my holiday, looking forward to showing you around my (not so new) apartment in the next blog.  Meanwhile, further to last week's blog and my forthcoming fundraising for Joshua Ngombo, just to let you know that I spent some of the time hanging around airport lounges on Saturday to draft an appeal flyer which i've sent to Pastor Ahmed, Joshua's dad, for further input, so look forward to telling you more about that soon. 

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