Dongwe Ocean View
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... choppy so we both sat out the back and enjoyed the
fresh air and waves. The boat arrived in Stone Town where we planned
to stay for a few days. Zanzibar has its own immigration so upon
exiting the boat you have to fill out another immigration form and
clear customs and then you got hassled by touts trying to get you to
stay at places where they can get commission. We knew where we were
going but a tout still followed us. Upon arriving at 1001 nights ...
... quite well, as we had a man helping us by fussing and getting us to cut the queues! Not only did we stand out because we were quite obviously foreign, but we were now pushing in front of others!
The boarder is approximately a mile long and so when we walked outside the building of where we paid for our visa, and seeing our bus drive off down the road wasn't the most reassuring thing! But for some unknown reason still to this day, they drove all the way down to the gate ...
... We stayed here until dark, watching the sun set on another amazing day. Day four, we had had our laziness fix and were ready for some adventure so we booked in a course to go scuba diving. Note to self, don't be too honest on the medical application forms. Especially if the doctor won't answer a billion calls and it jeopardises your chances of being allowed to dive. We went ahead to the centre to do our training course, and finally got in contact with a doctor ...
... of photos, so midnight by time ready for bed. Had tried to get Lisa on Skype, but she'd emailed to say it was 6.30am, and she was out on the light rail to amuse Ed, who wakes VERY early every morning. We're asleep about 12.30am when the computer starts making a racket, waking us up. It's Lisa, who's just returned home. Talk to her and Ed, but Anna's still asleep with Julian, having had a traumatic night, after falling out of bed and hitting her head.
We're far from rested when the alarm goes off at ...
... rush, action stations.
Taken out into the baggage handling area, walking past all the baggage trolleys that have been security cleared, around the back of the terminal, into some secure area for authorised personnel only (that's what the signs say) and then into the check in area. Given a boarding pass. Stress levels reducing now. Calming down. Would I like to check my bag in. No thanks I'll keep it with me. Asked if I have any liquids or anything like ...