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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 …
... odd graffiti on one or two. We visited some interesting places and buildings, the most interesting, though harrowing, being the slave chambers. We first went into the Anglican cathedral which was the first Anglican cathedral to be built in East Africa, it was built on the site of the old slave market and we learnt that the slaves would have been brought there and beaten and then sold. Once they'd been sold they were held in small underground cells next door, 50 ...
... there. The whipping post used to test the strength of slaves on the auction block is now the site of the altar; you can see the circular base of the post in the flooring. Two slave chambers have been maintained as reminders of the horrors of slavery. Slaves were held in these stifling hot and unventilated underground stone rooms for days and weeks, many dying of suffocation or starvation before ever making it to auction. There was also a deeply affecting ...
... so long, maybe 35 minutes. After his arrival we started complaining about renting us an expired motorbike. He apologized to us and started to take out the gas from our motorcycle and put it to his using a tube and a plastic bottle. In total he didnīt take out more than 2,5 liters. It was quite suspicious because the other day we passed him TZS 10,000 so that he was able to put some gas. Plus, we put even more gas for TZS 5,000 earlier that morning. Our tank was supposed to have ...
... runs the I-phone with sleep music all night, with interesting consequences.
Day 33 Sunday 15 September - Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
The night is surprisingly cold, and we only have a sheet and cotton cover, and the room is very open to the outside air, but we manage to sleep surprisingly well, with the aid of the background music. So well, in fact, that we are awakened by Pat shouting out our names. The I-phone battery has gone flat in the night, as ...
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