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Jambo tout le monde! (bonjour, en Swahili)
Zanzibar, l'île aux épices, se situe à 20 minutes d'avion (et quel avion!) de Dar Es Salaam, la ville principale de Tanzanie. C'est une petite île d'un million d'habitants qui vît essentiellement du tourisme. Donc en cette saison des pluies, c'est très calme: les hôtels sont vides ou fermés, idem …
... balconies that drip from the buildings like lace curtains. Behind the waterfront, hundreds of tiny dirt alleys twist and turn around cool white buildings. As there's no motorised traffic, people congregate next to doors and the small children tear through the streets on foot or on bikes - the girls in long black veils and dresses and the boys in white shirts and rounded hats. The windows are decorated in grates of various geometric patterns and the doors are thick wooden ...
... the log jam, even had some action as a bus was involved in some sort of dispute that had the police officer kicking and ripping the license plate off the front of the bus, eventually a man showed up with a grenade launcher to help settle the dispute. yikes.
Once we got back on the road and moving we slowly made our way to the beach front campsite which was quite pretty. we set up camp and settled in for the last night in the tents for a while as ...
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 ...
... in the 15th century. After Arabs defeated and repelled Portuguese they took over not only Zanzibar´s land but also its notorious slave trade. Slaves were collected from different parts of East and Central Africa and sent to Zanzibar where they were sold mainly to Oman, India and Persia. There were basically two ways how slave masters were capturing slaves.
- Violent behavior. Slave dealers attacked a village, defeated its inhabitants and captured them ...