Sunset Beach Resort Zanzibar
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great location, landscaping
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Cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, turmeric, curry, cumin, tea, pineapple and bananas are all grown in Zanzibar. We had the opportunity to tour a spice farm and sample the local fruits and spices along with a cup of tea. Then, relax on the north side of the island for 2 days at Sunset Beach Lodge. This lodge was 180 degrees different then the …
... don't know what one is it's basically a ceramic hole in the ground. Shorts taken off and squatting the janitor decides its a good time to wash the floors and a wave of water flows under my door, most disconcerting when your not expecting it and trying desperately to hold on to your dry clothes! Driving though to dara as lam we notice the lack of ethnic diversity. For over an hour I am fearful of shouting out there's ...
... at 6pm, but that too was unbelievably hot.
The next morning, we wrestled with the locals to cram onto a passenger ferry across the bay to catch the more luxury air conditioned ferry to Stone Town, Zanzibar. This was the historic centre of the slave and spice trades. It is a maze of old stone streets, houses and bustling markets. The best way to explore is just to get lost, which we did. In ...
... islands. The main inhabited islands are Unguja (Zanzibar), Pemba and Tumbatu.
- Zanzibar has an estimated population of 1,3 million people of African, Arab, Persian and Indian origin.
- Zanzibar is predominantly Muslim (99% of its population).
- In Stone Town there are over 50 mosques, 2 cathedrals and a couple of Hindu temples.
- English is widely spoken, much more compared to the ...
... I specifically requested a woman without a husband, but with a kid, for several reasons. The first, and most important, is the difference in gender dynamics. Gender roles are a LOT more defined here, as in other developing countries, and I knew that the last thing I wanted to do when I came home is deal with more culture shock. For example, most of the host families will not allow men to help with any of the cleaning, cooking, or housework. ...