Mbuyuni Beach Village
Travel Blogs from Jambiani
I woke up at 530 Monday morning to head over as early as possible to Zanzibar. In a moment of pure brilliance I decided that I'd only take over my small detachable bag and laptop. I packed in my essential toiletries, underwear a few tshirts and boardshorts, tied my sleeping bag, snorkel and mask onto the straps and left the 'mothership’ …
... at the beaches and women go out during low tide to harvest a particular type of seaweed that they sell. It is very low key, very real.
Dawna stayed on for a few more days after I left. My flight from Stone Town to Dar Es Salaam was uneventful. Then my KLM flight from Dar to Amsterdam went beautifully as well. Amsterdam to Calgary went without a hitch and when I got my flight to Kelowna I was happy to be home. I had undertaken an ...
... some more "Afro-fusion" as well as popular English songs, including cheesier ones like "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". Afterwards, we went to a local club that was pretty grungy, where everyone was drunk, and that played traditional taarab music that people danced traditionally too (East African traditional dancing is basically twerking). I felt very much out of my comfort zone, which I'm interpreting as a true glimpse into the local culture ...
A filthy hangover awaits me this morning. I knew the instant I tried to open my eyes and found them glued shut by the contact lenses I failed to remove last night that it was going to be a difficult day. Looking back, drinking beer at 4am in an attempt to sober up was probably an error. But then so is sucking the local whiskey straight out of their plastic sachets I guess.Eventually we make it over to one of the beaches on the eastern coast, which ...
... pods. You can imagine how fantastic they smell! A beautiful jewelry box and I got a henna tattoo on my hand. My inner gypsy hippy child has come out. Our days were spent wandering, Wendy having no idea where she was and me leading her around. To both our surprises we always made it back to the hotel. Even though stone town was crazy hot it was fun to go out. After having a last super and saying goodbye to Wendy i was alone for the first time in 3 weeks. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service