Princess Salme Inn
Travel Blogs from Stone Town
... the minibus through typical seafront squalor, then drive out to the north, seeing a little of the town and the seafront as we go, before turning inland to visit Butterfly Spice Plantation, an optional activity for US$30 each (?). Having been to a similar plantation in Sri Lanka we have seen most of it before, but there were interesting local variations, such as the team of helper "Spice Boys", a bit like our village tour auxiliary guides. On the way through the ...
... is an issue here and quite often this is the only means to counter this for some. The drinker however needs to be careful as to the strength given too much can not only take one life but two. Thankfully we were advised this is a project of the government to quash. There was the Lipstick Fruit, which is used, albeit less these days, to make lipstick. The colouring is also used to put the red into Tandoori Chicken. Funnily enough I was expecting more spices however it seems we ...
... alley. Yeah, I know.. not what the guide book on safety and security recommends. Still, what else are you gonna do in a town that ONLY consists of alleyways, connected by more alleyways?
Fear not, we kept our eyes open and our spidey senses alert. And our random guy turned out to be very trustworthy, leading us safely to Jambo Guesthouse. Though we considered telling him that, next time, he might want to take the tourists the long way round, and avoid ...
... bikes and pedestrians everywhere and you have to drive on the left side of the road. Instead of traffic lights there are round-a-bouts and doing that backwards is very tricky. Thankfully once we were outside of town the traffic diminished. We picked up Holmes and Alston and headed to our hotel, ngalawa beach village, on the eastern coast. It is beautiful beach cottages surrounding a pull with a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking