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... and historical site now, and we stopped by it during our wanders around town the previous day. That night, however, we settled for beers at the waterfront watering hole that pays him nightly homage. It rained some while we were at Mercury's, and it did feel pretty windy, so it was probably good that we weren't out at sea. Plus the sunset was so cloudy. After sunset, we made our way back to Forodhani Gardens for another dinner of grilled spiced seafood kebabs, ...
... bothered to bring our bathing suits and sat upstairs at the open air bar and chatted with the bartender about life on the island and in Tanzania in general. Our next stop was a cave that was accessible by a stairway from above. The cave went out to the ocean and was used as a "holding pen" for slaves that were destined for shipment to Europe, etc. That night we went to another hotel for supper and caught a taxi back afterwards.
Zanzibar here we come !
We had a very heavy rain storm at 4am this morning and everything is soaked.
We're not taking our tents or bus to Zanzibar so they were all packed wet in the truck.
They are going to really smell when we get back in four days.
Our ferry to Zanzibar was from Dar Es Salaam port at 9.30am.
It's very hot and very humid.
Had a great ferry journey until we got to Zanzibar and the ...
... like sitting outside, drinking coffee, talking and playing board games. People
- In Zanzibar people are very friendly, much more than on the mainland.
- They offer you their services or products but without bothering you or insisting too much.
- Zanzibari people are aware of the fact that tourists are the main source of their income so they try to take care of them well.
- They are quite fair compared to people on the mainland. At least they donīt want to rip you off completely. ...
... a rough explanation of how the safe works, nothing written, but nut it out back in the room, and put the money away. Later Dianne tries to open it and it doesn't want the code. We leave this problem for later (seems like this is a fairly normal occurrence, and a masterkey is later produced to get our goodies out).
Check out the place, and end up having a shared Zambian Fish Special, and a Tusker 500 ml lager for Murray. At about $10, the lunch was ...