The night I got mugged....
24.07.2011 - 24.07.2011
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Monika and I were the only ones from the house that decided to go out on Thursday night, my last night before the Usambara mountains.
Margret hadn't cooked a appetising meal that night so we decided to head to a local favourite restaurant before a few drinks at the local... We headed out around 8:30 after the power came back on!
We had a great meal at Indio ilaliano our local inidian and Italian restaurant combined.. We had a nice curry and headed on to our local bar for a couple of cheeky drinks before my early start the next day.
The bar was just 10mins away so we opted to walk rather than take a taxi.. We were walking along quite happily chatting and catching up until we got to the bus station. Then suddenly out of no where 3guys ran up behind us and pushed me and grabbed my bag.!?! I was so shocked I had no idea what was happening. We stood there stunned for a while monika called her boyfriend lusajo to tell him what had happened and after a quick chat with the locals who "didn't see anything" we headed to the bar to take stock of what happened..
On route as we were walking a car passed us but practically ran us over, totally crazy.. I guess he thought we should have moved and we thought he should have but if we hadn't have jumped in the gutter he would have hit us!! So Monika shouted at him a not so polite word in Kiswahili and we soon saw the guy jump out of his car and start to shout at us!!
We ran into the bar and the guy followed us!!! By this time I was a mess but Monika held it together as the man got in her face to ask her what she was doing calling him these names... OMG what a night!! After many threatening pushes the locals got involved and ousted him out of the bar thank goodness..
That night I spent shaking, cancelling my cards and speaking to my wonderful friends in moshi and my bro and sister.
I lost a crazy amount of money, a fantastic camera, my cards, bag and wallet but also my safety blanket.. I realised I had let my guard down in moshi and I shouldn't have after all I am in a developing country.. Although I guess this can happen anywhere now.. I do feel so lucky that none of the night was too violent and we both escaped un harmed!!!!!!