Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Horombo


What seems like the edge of the world is just in fact cloud. This must of been my favourite place of the route. First site of the cloud cover made me want to jump onto it imagining it an enormous and welcoming bed. At night I spent a few minutes star gazing. Its so bright and clear, clean of smog and city lights, it was easy to spot several satellites. I cant remember the last time I have seen the consellations and milky way so vivid.

"Around 1760, Horombo of the Chagga, known as 'Kilimia - The Conqueror', became their first paramount chief and controlled the entire Kilimanjaro area. He attempted to create a vast state but was killed by the Masai; his unification policy failed." - http://www.ntz.info/gen/n00245.html#id03995

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