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Travel Blogs from Stone Town
Getting to Zanzibar was the last push in our very busy trip. We got up and going with excitement and, as always, a little uncertainty about what the day would hold. Christopher was fighting off both a cold and some bad stomach bacteria, the combination of which made him forget his fresh bottle of water in the land cruiser when we got to the ferry …
Fiona We set off on the early morning ferry to Zanzibar which we were sharing with, among other things, a double mattress, a coffin and rather a lot of (living) people. We managed to get seats on the top deck though and it was a really lovely crossing. The water looked amazing and the weather was perfect. We decided to stay in Stonetown, the main …
... these are vivid sensory impressions of Stone Town engrained in my mind. I loved the vibrancy and exoticism of the town, a heady mix of East Africa, Europe and the Middle East (though Swahili culture dominates). We had booked a sunset dhow cruise for that evening, as a final activity before leaving Zanzibar. Dhows are the beautiful traditional Arab sailing vessels that we have seen peppering the ocean skyline all over Oman and Zanzibar. Of course the cruise ...
... boarding passes done. Dawna heaved our packs onto the security belt, then practically ran through security again while hopping around taking her boots off. We grabbed our backs when they came out of the scanner and ran back to the Precision Air counter to get them weighed and tagged for the flight. We were cutting it close. We ran up the stairs to find the gate for the flight to Zanzibar. Nothing was indicated on any of the signs. We asked someone and they said ...
... a tour of Prison Island and saw huge tortoises.
One was 189 years old.
This means it was born in 1824 !!!!!!!!!!
The tour wasn't up to much but the snorkelling was good.
We returned to Stonetown and went for a meal on the beach.
Tomorrow, we get the early ferry back to the ...
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