Travel Blogs from Stone Town, Tanzania

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Holding it as if my life depended on it, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

Holding it as if my life depended on it

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... there were no wrecks to rival Lake Malawi. After a week we tore ourselves away from the beaches and got a ride back to Stone Town where we are now hanging out. Stone Town is an atmospheric little place with winding narrow streets, beautiful terraced ...

The exotic land of Zanzibar, Stone town, Tanzania travel blog

The exotic land of Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... for a beer! Our first stop was Stone Town where we spent ages meandering down the narrow alleyways hunting for bargins! Stone town is a great place, offering decent cheap accomodation, fresh seafood by the harbour from about 6pm onwards and is laced ...

Zanzibar!!!!, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Zanzibar!!!!

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... quickly without much to see. When we arrived at the island the first thing you see is the wonderful Stonetown. The town was built using mainly stone and coral for construction materials and was used as a centre of the slave and spice trade during the ...

A little spice, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

A little spice

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... and be able to get in the water whenever the fancy took me.  Alas, it was not to be.  Prices at the beach are outrageous, when you can find a place with room.  We'll just stay in Stone Town, then.  It's a lovely place to be. ...

Zanzibar - (With Lots Of Rain)., Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Zanzibar - (With Lots Of Rain).

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... dismayed to find the resort didn't take visa for payment of meals etc. and there were no AT M's outside of Stone Town. We had to carefully count out our Tanzania shillings and US dollars to be able to budget to eat! We had a late lunch then went for a ...

The magical streets of Stone Town, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

The magical streets of Stone Town

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... yet others brand new.  Check out the photos to see the collection of Zanzabari doors we made during our trips through Stone Town.  My personal favorite were the shutters.  Bright green and blue on the whitewashed walls, they were all ...

Stonetown, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Stonetown, Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... stretched out...and again the price is right 2000 Tanzanian shillings ($1.25 USA) for a 1 hour and 45 minute...50 km ride from Stone Town across the Island of Zanzibar to Paje. As we head out of Stone Town, the young and husky dalla dalla assistant ...

Welcome Mr Mzungu!, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

Welcome Mr Mzungu!

A travel blog entry by themooners

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... of a hard safari we figured we were do some good R&R. When in Tanzania there is only one destination: Zanzibar! We arrived in Stone Town after a short 15 minute hop from Dar. We heard the seas between the mainland and the island were a bit ruff and ...

Jambo, Jambo Bwana, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Jambo, Jambo Bwana

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... city. Also due to the influence of Arab traders and the Sultanate of Oman, 99 percent of Zanzibaris are Muslim, and Stone Town is quite conservative. (Nungwi, and similar beach destinations on the island, are more tolerant, catering to the Western ...

Christmas in Zanzibar, Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

Christmas in Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by emma_inafrica

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... cast their shadows over the barbeque displays. The barbeque occurs each night and brings together all the inhabitants of Stone Town - tourists from all over the world sit between school girls still clutching books, heavily dressed Muslim women carefully ...

A touch of Zanzibar - The Dups's, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

A touch of Zanzibar - The Dups's

A travel blog entry by dusted

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... back and ordered a "Serengeti" and a "Kilimanjaro" (loving the local touch) and awaited our cool refreshments. The streets of Stone town had been completely different to anything else we had experienced on our trip and it was the first place where we had ...

On the Move..., Stone Town, Dar es Salaam, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

On the Move...

A travel blog entry by zanziben

... out, despite fighting the sleep after the boat ride on the first night. The drinking scene is a lot more alive in Dar than in Stone Town, they actually have clubs! Somehow ended up in one on the second night - no idea where - with a friend from London ...

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania travel blog

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

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... many fish it was good to see a few bright colourful fish. We got to spend three nights at a resort near the northern tip of Zanzibar (stone town is at the southern) - and what an amazing beach! The bar was near the water, the sea was so blue and calm, ...

Spice Islands in the Indian Ocean, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Spice Islands in the Indian Ocean

A travel blog entry by newguy2120

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... actions of human kind which once existed took place there. I made my way by bus to a spice farm just outside Stone Town. I chatted with the local farmers about their produce. A local guide introduced me to the diversified farming that Zanzibar has come ...

Stone Town, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Stone Town

A travel blog entry by maleorderbride

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... around and in the center is a seats with cushions and windows all over. The view is really cool with a 360 degree view looking over Stone Town and the ocean. I will try to put up pictures as well. i got a couple up last time...finally i figures a way ...

I'm Riding on a Dolphin, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

I'm Riding on a Dolphin

A travel blog entry by turner72

... in amongst the trees.  Finally we had to obliged the other members of the tour and bundle back into the bus to Stone Town.  Because I mourned the loss of my nalgene I will do Michael the justice of mourning his waistcoat:  somewhere along ...

Stone Town, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Stone Town

A travel blog entry by schellenberg

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... The hotel we are staying at, the Emerson spice Hotel, is an amazing old house that has been renovated, right in the middle of Stone Town..can't really describe it, better to have a look at the pictures!! The restaurant is on top of the roof and from ...

Chris finally made it to Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Chris finally made it to Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by caralyn

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Stone Town is a bit different than the rest of Tanzania.  It is a old city that was ruled both by the Arabs and the Portuguese.  It is primarily Muslim and because of Ramadan, we had to be respectful with what we wore and when we ate.  The ...

Back to Dar-Es-Salaam, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Back to Dar-Es-Salaam

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

Back to Dar today, ferry back from Zanzibar after another wander around Stonetown.  On the way back to the ferry port from our hotel in the north of the island we had one too many passengers in the minibus than the driver had a licence for, and ...

A simpler way of life, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

A simpler way of life

A travel blog entry by charliek85

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... 's no use pretending I'm not a tourist - and I do want to see and experience as much as possible while I'm here. I learnt today that Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - claimed so in 2000 - and it's easy to see why. The town, built with a ...

Mzungo, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Mzungo

A travel blog entry by camillacecilia

Nu är det inte långt kvar! På fredag åker vi hem. Det ska bli väldigt skönt, men samtidigt lite konstigt, man har blivit så hemma här nu. Det ska dock bli skönt att slippa höra folk ropa mzungo (europée) efter en hela dagarna och att slippa ...

touring ramadan, so to speak.., Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

touring ramadan, so to speak..

A travel blog entry by lilti

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... There was a groupd of four or five who were on an exchange from Carlton to the University of Dar. It was so bizarre Back in town the party at the end of Ramadan had begun. An enormous 'feed your family' event. In a park there were hundreds of tents ...

A welcome friend, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

A welcome friend

A travel blog entry by charliek85

Exhausted today, both physically and mentally. I managed to walk almost the entire area of Stone Town today after finally sorting out my flight tomorrow from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town through Johannesburg airport (again) and also trying out Western ...

Najat och Naim, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Najat och Naim

A travel blog entry by camillacecilia

... tänka på skoljobb hela tiden. Najat har också fixat mitt hår så nu ser jag ut som en hemmafru från 50-talet. Hela Stone town har varit utan internet i två dagar, men nu verkar det äntligen fungera. I går gick vi med skräddaren till ...

On the lookout for inspiration, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

On the lookout for inspiration

A travel blog entry by charliek85

... happy to sit still long enough for photos: these guys are pro at tourism, obviously. The afternoon was spent back in Stone Town wandering around the popular Shanghani street browsing in shop windows as well as trying to organise my flight to Cape Town ...

Stuck in Stone Town, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

Stuck in Stone Town

A travel blog entry by geasson

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... for ice-cream and then back to our guest house for a much needed sleep after our busy day! Today we slept in and have been wandering around Stone Town again and are planning to meet up with our friend Amanda for lunch. Talk soon! Peace and Love! ...

Stone Town, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Stone Town

A travel blog entry by izzie

Stone Town ...

Day 9: Stonetown, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Day 9: Stonetown

A travel blog entry by tim_buktu2

TBC ...

Mixed Influences in a Town Built of Stone, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Mixed Influences in a Town Built of Stone

A travel blog entry by travellingross

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The plane landed from Nairobi about 830pm in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Walking across the tarmac to the tin airport was humid and a bit surreal to think that I'd made it to this exotic Tanzanian island, a place that a few years ago I recall google mapping to ...

Zanzibar, Tanzania, Stone Town, Tanzania travel blog

Zanzibar, Tanzania

A travel blog entry by bray

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... Markets (Fast Forward) Pujini Ruins (Fast Forward) Mkoani harbour Unguja Island Mkokotoni harbour Mangapawni Caves (Detour) Mangapawni Spice Co-operative Warehouse (Detour) Stone Town - House of Wonders (Roadblock) Stone Town - Arabs Fort ...

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