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Travel Blogs from Paje
Well after being captivated by the wonders of Stone Town my feet once more became itchy and I felt the need to wander once more. I was on the verge of leaving with a fantastic offer from Simon (one of the Canadians from our safari) to head east and catch up in Paje. I was however wandering Stone Town and I thought I might check what the price of …
Found a lovely little cafe here that sells big mugs of passion fruit juice for 30p, and chapatis for 20p each. It's only open after dark of course, but with a little foresight I buy enough for a good few lunches, when combined with the giant tub of peanut butter I bought at the only "supermarket" on the eastern coast I've got myself a feast.
I've read a couple of books here so far, ...
... al Ajab (house of wonders), which was the first building to have electrical light.
When we have to take shelter from the rain yet again, we sit down at a place with a view, to enjoy an expensive (but tasty) plate of pasta. In the afternoon, we do our touristy chores: buy tickets to the ferry, write and send some post cards, buy some souvenirs from Jojo (Johannes), a rastafari who cuts patterns in old coins.
For dinner, we return to Forodhani ...
... off to some other mzungus. It was mostly amusing because he didn’t even bother to hide that he had been trying to rip us off. 3000 shillingi later and we were in our hotel where we had successfully reserved rooms this time around in rooms that were nicer than ours in St. Monica’s (self-contained bathroom? What is this madness?) for about 10,000 less. More important than the rooms though was the company; we got to meet up ...
... He takes us to the old Sultan’s palace which is now The House of Wonders. It is a fine museum and he leaves us to wander around it at our leisure. It is hot and I’m tired and my foot now is giving me grief so I let my husband wander a bit while I wait at the stairs for him because we want to go to the balcony and see the view.
It is a remarkable view of ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
It's like the hotel California where you can check in but never leave. Very good dorms for 27,000 TSH a night and great bar staff. Ok food at good prices.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.