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... one of the most prominent buildings in Stone Town is Christ Church Anglican Cathedral which was built to recognise the end of slavery and was erected where the 'whipping tree’ once stood.
The 'whipping tree' was used to tie up slaves so they could be whipped. The length of time it took them to cry as a result of the whipping determined their sale price. Those slaves who took longer to cry fetched a higher price.
We left Arusha NYE with a clear blue sky & drove to the very small Arusha airport for out flight to Zanzibar. We were traveling in a Cessna caravan with a young French pilot. I have to say, I was not that keen on the whole idea of a light plane but 1.5hrs vs 6 hrs in the bus - really no option. So we loaded up, strapped ourselves in & we were off. All good for me until the pilot started playing on her phone, ...
... over...nothing like the Econolodge I expected but just fine and close to my AM bus. We dropped off the stuff and headed out to explore...once again non stop....we had a great time wandering and saw quite a bit, even walking around at night...not suggested but it was all fairly safe....plus now people were out. Even our neighborhood was hopping and much cooler than it appeared earlier! Seriously if it had not been for him I would not have seen much because the City ...
... quarters of the way through the two hour journey that enough was enough, i insisted they stopped the boat to relieve me of what was now agony. They told me it was fine to get out but to hold on to the ladder, I jumped in the water ready for the relief, however much to my horror it wouldn't come. I'm putting this down to a combination of reasons including the pressure, the torrential rain, the crazy rocking of the boat, the big waves and the fear of being eaten by a ...
... We had a casual walk around and then devoured Prawns, Octopus,
Squid, King Fish, Red Snapper, mussels all for just over a tenner for
both of us.
The next day we went to Prison Island
via a local Dhow boat with two Canadians. Upon arriving on the island
we went to visit the Giant Tortoises which had been imported from the
Seychelles’ many years ago. They are huge and the oldest one there
was over 100 and the reserve had ...