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... last tropical fruit for a long time. We wandered around Stone Town again that afternoon, to soak in the atmosphere one more time. The music of the muezzins, the bright colors of women's patterned hijabs contrasting with their black robes, the splash of teenage boys trying to out-dive each other off walls into the ocean, the scents of vanilla and cloves mixed with salt air and raw seafood on the chopping block, the veritable maze of alleys flanked by coral ...
... words and the fellow started to walk away down the street with our money. The taxi driver just looked at us and gave a shrug. I quickly jumped out of the backseat and chased the man down who just handed the cash back over his shoulder and kept on walking. The taxi driver magically found change for our fare and it was taken care of.
The kerfuffle outside got the attention of the manager of the hotel and she quickly came to the taxi to welcome us ...
Another lie in.
I could get used to this.
Today we're off back to Stonetown.
Arrived mid morning.
It's a lovely place but I'm fed up of being hassled to buy things.
I'm now getting irritated and I'm ignoring people.
I didn't buy one single thing and returned to the hotel.
In the afternoon, ...
- Zanzibar became an independent sovereign nation in December 1963.
- In March 1964, Zanzibar signed an agreement of confederation with mainland Tanganyika forming the United Republic of Tanzania.
- The name of Tanzania was created by the words Tanganyika, Zanzibar and “Azania”, being the Greek name for the eastern coast of Africa.
- The Zanzibar archipelago is comprised of ...
... some countries), pepper, ginger, cloves, cinnamon (bark is what we use, root has a menthol smell), ylang-ylang(for perfume), tumeric, anatodye “lipstick” (a fruit looking like a rambutan which is used for red pigment). Fruits included jack fruit, durian, Robusta coffee.
There were few birds, and only a mini-water dragon to represent the fauna. Flowers included Zanzibar Iodine, a very large orange flower from a high tree, and hibiscus.