Ora Resort My Blue Hotel - Nungwi
Travel Blogs from Nungwi
... of a taxi arriving at the spice farm.
Turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, cloves and so much more. The rain lashed down so we were hiding under a ****** corrugated gutter when Jo suddenly fainted. After a few minutes, we decided she was ok but agreed to skip the rest of the tour and head straight to the spice supermarket. That's where Jo fainted again. This time she came round saying that she felt some food would make things better. That's my girl.
... due to the aforementioned slowness, but also because I've discovered the monthly rave on the northern beaches is scheduled for the 20th of July. It's a so-called full-moon party, a cunning import from Thailand that draws hundreds (or more likely dozens) of travellers from across East Africa. I assume it'll have all the usual - alcohol, sand, loud music and authentic local culture. I have the sneaking suspicion it'll turn out ...
So Zanzibar's forecast was feels like 30 with a chance of rain everyday. And as soon as we got off the plane it was a hot and humid wave that hit us. But for the most part it was pretty good weather all week. Rained one day so we just chilled out. When the clouds were out it was a nice temperature when it was sunny it felt like you were sweating a layer of skin off hot sometimes. But i never got a tan! But over all just what we wanted cus we spent the whole time ...
... jump in as quickly as we could. Swimming with the dolphins was pretty amazing, now I understand why everyone is always fussing about it. The diving itself was decent. The corals were meh, but the amount of fish was cool. We did drift dives, becoming neutrally buoyant and letting the current carry us along as we looked around. There were schools of fish in long lines sitting in the currents - something I have never really seen before. We also saw some turtles and some garden ...
... actually simply due to the perfect climate and soil conditions that spices are so easily grown here and this is the reason for its fame. They do not actually export much more than cloves, and really only use their spices locally. I suspect not only this, but the Arabian influence and their love for curries and spicy foods all contributes but that's just a guess. I bought cinnamon sticks, tandoor, masala and some peppermint and vanilla tea for my brother. I mention this now ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service