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16 e dag
Vanmorgen hebben we een city tour door Stone Town gehad met gids, het was wel interessant.
We zijn door hele nauwe straatjes gegaan echt de oude stad door, we zijn in een soort hal geweest waar ze van vis tot vlees en nog meer andere zaken verkochten, jammer genoeg geen knijpers het stonk daar verschikkelijk.
We zijn ook …
Jambiani was gorgeous. White sand. Aquamarine waves. Blotches of dark green seaweed. Tourism still seems to be in its infancy, there. The half-dozen beachfront hotels, including our beautiful Blue Oyster Hotel, exist alongside village women gathering seaweed at low tide and men fishing in small dhows at high. The children running home from madrassa …
... exception, are very friendly and treat us very well. Their English is quite good and they are teaching us some Swahili.
We often see groups of Muslim schoolgirls in their dresses and hijabs on the way to and from school. Every day they seem to have on different colours (but all dressed the same) and we haven't figured out if there is a reason. They wear very bright colours and in a group they look like a flock of beautiful birds on the beach.
- Local people always appreciate if you can say at least “hi” and “thank you” in Swahili.
- Karibu! = Welcome!
- Jambo! = Hello!
- Habari? = How are you? -> Mzuri. = Fine.
- Mambo? = What´s up? -> Pwa. = Cool.
- Asante (sana). = Thank you (very much).
- Hakuna matata (matatizo in Zanzibar) = No problem.
- Paka = Cat
- Mzungu = White ...
... pretty beaded bag for lugging my stuff between the truck and my tent! Back to the hotel for a lovely hot shower and to make the most of the wifi, before going to a bar overlooking the beach for cocktails and to watch the sunset. After a mishap with the money for my drink completely disappearing we went down to the fish market, where there's loads of tables selling every type of fish ...