Thursday, October 13, 2005


Ironicly, the drug i took for malaria that didnt work (fanzidar) rhymes with m y current vacation paradise. i guess there isnt too much irony there and it's more like an observation, but that's okay. the internet cafe has a crazy keyboard that keeps inserting oodles of spaces to bear with me.

vacation has been great. i have it half in mind to get on the plane with my mom and sis and leave the congo behind. but that would be rash, and really, i do like my work when it isnt stressing me out. my new attitude is that i just cant let it stress me out- just deal with the constraints and make t he best. we'll see.

it's amazing how the congo is like being in a relationship. not the tom cruise-katie hol mes thing. congo and i arent really that luvvy. more like the jude law - sienna miller thing, if jude law were less good looking and had a rocky past. the long and short of it is that it's a bit rocky and won't last forever, but there's defin itely a spark.

but back topic at hand - my escape to ocean paradise. zanzibar is lovely. honeymoon material all the way. i want to come back and just sit on the beack for a week. we did nothing but read books and play scrabble...though we did go snorkeling once. i highly recommend everyone come here if you can afford the shots, plane ticket, visa and all the other things that make people realize that europe or mexico is a heck of a lot easier to visit. however, for those of you reading this in africa, open up a new webpage and head to then find a way to get there.


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Blogger Judy said...

who are all the annoying marketers who keep leaving free laptop messages on your lovely blog? am quite jealous of your vacation but must now get to work. but glad you're having fun. and sorry to hear about the mismanaged budget - what a pain. we'll chat all about it when you come in december.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zanzibar sounds fabulous. and the fanzidar/zanzibar thing works for me. ...want another r&r in dubai next week? xox sara ps did you get my surprise yet?

3:59 PM  
Blogger Sahara Sarah said... my friend, who surfs hotel sites the way other men surf porn, says that dubai has some of the nicest hotels in the world. i'm sure the surprise is in kinshasa, providing motivation for me to finalize some arrangement where they send our mail. it's lovely to look forward to. much love to you.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Black River Eagle said...

It's great to hear that you are getting a break and really enjoying yourself. I was sold on finally visiting Zanzibar someday after seeing El Jorgito's photos of Stone Town and the ocean views at Matemwe and along the island's coastline and reading other stories about Zanzibar. I would prefer to visit the area by sea but would have to convince some friends to change their cruise ship iteneraries for southern Africa (no chance). Or I could rent a big boat and do the driving myself (certain death at sea).

Do enjoy and greetings to your Mom and Sister. Safe journeys home.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Black River Eagle said...

Hi Sarah,

CSM's blog project "Notebook Africa" has a great story about Stone Town, Zanzibar posted on October 23rd. I thought you may want to read it so here is the link:

Looks like a great place to invest in property renovation for my retirement, don't you think? Looks like a good place to invest period.

4:23 PM  

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