"Arusha" Arusha by sarahandgareth

Arusha Travel Guide: 59 reviews and 175 photos

Arusha was both our first brief stop on our bus trip from Nairobi to Moshi and our last overnight stop before leaving the Tanzania and returning home.

With the influx of foreigners created by the UN Tribunal for War Crimes in Rwanda, Arusha is unlike any of the other places we visited. The (false) economy created by the UN has resulted in many oddities ranging from pet supply stores to a street full of airline offices. What really bothered us was the aggresiveness of the hawkers and beggars. Other places we were more-or-less left alone, but in Arusha we were constantly surrounded.

We were left wondering what will happen to the strange economy in Arusha as soon as the UN leaves town?

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    Jul 1, 2007 at 11:33 AM

    Thanks for the advice - we're off to Tanzania for a safari next week and stopping off in Arusha afterwards.


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