We landed at 2:30 in the morning in Dar and spent the next three hours looking for our final bag which was not put on the plane in Istanbul to Dar.

The first thing that tells me I am in another country are the smells and when I finally looked up to take a deep breath I could suddenly feel Africa.  It smelled muggy, hot, sweet and dusty all at the same time.

We filled out a form hoping that our bags would arrive sometime before we left for Arusha and after 2 days of connections (Vancouver | Calgary | Frankfurt | Istanbul | Dar es Saalam) we walked out ready to take on whatever was thrown our way.