Peponi Beach Resort. I am here to explore Pangani south of Tanga. First visit is Peponi. Only 25 km away it still is quite a busride, especially when the bus breaks down. But there is another bus coming and we get picked up. My mission is to talk with a couple of hotel owners how we could use Facebook to connect hotels and lodges to each other. We have made a good start with www.facebook.com/meetingpointtanga and the idea of working for connecting places that like each other is growing. I meet with the owner Dennis, and we agree to meet again now in the morning.
Low season. Three couples and me (I?). I get the Zebra banda. At dinner I start talking with a man who seem interesting but after his third whiskey I lose interest and return to my hut, after a brief visit to the moonlit beach. It is full moon.
It is a strange experience to be a lone traveler in the perfect honeymoon place. Huge romantic bed with the computer as my only companion. But I get Internet to work and can connect with the one who should be here now.
Silent darkness. Solitude. I wake up by a nightmare, disoriented. Heart pounding. Fall asleep again.
Roar of the tide. Sound of rain. Birds singing in the morning. Rising sun. I am up early for the sunrise.
It all helps me to become aware and alive. What is happening now?