Mchanga Beach Lodge
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- Airport Transportation
- Outdoor pool
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
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... I have never seen an environment like this with its glorious flora and fauna. The air here smells clean and refreshing but really heavy because of the humid climates. While Ibn Jafar and Ahmed were at the trading center, Janiah and I went on search of this elusive monkey that we heard of that apparently inhabits the island, according to another fellow merchant. According to him, the monkey has a black face with wrinkles and it has fluffy white fur on top of its head and ...
... the property by "spice boy" our guide sniffing, chewing, and touching every plant it was amazing what they used some of the spices for the henna root was used to make not only the dye for henna but also if a pregnant woman ate the root she would have a miscarriage. Cloves were used as pain relief if you had a sore tooth, Nutmeg was used by women to become less shy and as ...
After many hugs and kisses and promises to keep in touch we left our group and flew to Zanzibar where we will spend five days relaxing on the beach. Zanzibar is an island of 1.5 million people of which 95% are Muslim. It is Ramadan, but because we love the Muslim people we don't find this a problem. We hire a taxi to take us to our first hotel which although it is only 30 miles away takes us an hour to get there. Cars, ...
... get a solid beating by the crowd before any police are even called. Perhaps the police never get called. The beatings are often quite severe.
On a lighter note Zanzibar is known for its spices. There are spice stalls everywhere and there are all manner of spices for sale. Can't really say that we noticed the spices in the food albeit that Indian food predominates and of course that is full of spices.
Went out to Prison Island to see the giant ...
... and lobster. There are doner kebabs, with makeshift spits, Zanzibar pizza (with toppings as diverse as crab or nutella), grilled cassava, soup with crisps in, and various exotic fruits. Though maybe nothing can beat the red bananas we ate at the market today, which are much sweeter than their yellow counterparts.
Tonight we are flying back to Doha and then on to Delhi. Amazing new adventures await, but I will have fond memories of Tanzania and especially ...