Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins
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... catch was the freshest. They were so friendly and funny it was more comedy than hassle, I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. We eventually chose Captain George, aka Gladiator, and made the rookie mistake of not asking the price until after we choose way too many skewers (lobster, squid, octopus, tuna, chicken, etc, etc) and at $30 ended up with the most expensive street food dinner of all time. We were prepared on night two and ...
... involved in the slave trade after Arabs took over the city from the Portuguese and used it as the main area for trafficking slaves from the mainland. The town is small and has not been touched since the Portuguese days, so remains European in its feel. Now it is mostly a tourist town with lots of nik nak sellers and excursions. Another honeymoon upgrade, which was well needed as the hotel was a bit smelly ...
... pick us up to take us to traditional Taraab music. It is indigenous to the area and a local favorite. That's right, we're making friends left and right. lol. Sure enough, Aboo comes a calling at our hotel and out we go. The place was uber dark again and beers were not exactly ice cold. The things we take for granted. Aboo moved to America 14 years ago and is now an American citizen. He was a hoot to visit with because he understood American ...
... ended with a demonstration of how they collected coconuts from the tree. One of the crazy guys from the plantation, who was absolutely ripped, climbed the huge tree whilst singing an amusing Swahili song and at some points stopping to twerk on the tree and do some impressive tricks. He returned us some coconuts which he cut open for us to drink, he then used them to carve a spoon so we could enjoy the inside. We had a great time although ...
... we almost immediately dropped down to start the descent. This dive would also be our first drift dive, where the boat would drop you off and we would all float in the current at about 30 meters down for the whole dive and get picked up down the reef. The water was wonderful, and somewhat stocked with tropical fish, but there was less to see then other dives we have completed. However it was still great to be under the water again with a couple big Napolieon ...