The Residence Zanzibar
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... it would have given me a lot of perspective and insight into Islam, I wanted a more non-traditional family to reduce the culture shock. In Islam, you aren't allowed to touch your food at all with your left hand and it's considered extremely rude/inappropriate if you do, and since the "waswahili" traditionally don't use silverware, this can be a really difficult thing to remember. I forget this ALL the time, and when I first realized it ...
... 8211; good to know! Apparently because they are barbed you can’t pull them out as it causes more damage and infection but he gave us a great local remedy which involves massaging and milking the sap out of a Papaya and rubbing it into the wounds. This tenderises and dissolves the barbs causing them to turn to powder which then comes out the wound, interesting! Cue a very helpful local chap sprinting off down the beach to return minutes later with a Papaya ...
... first few days in Tanzania hit us hard just how different it was to our norm. We coped and learnt fast and things vastly improved once we flew from our hillbilly town in the middle of nowhere direct to Zanzibar, island of heaven!. What a place, what great people, what great places to stay and eat. The beaches were true bliss, white sands, blue waters and blue skys. Many great times had here from ...
Woke up early and took a well needed shower.
Jumped in a Tuc-tuc and had wacky racs with the rest of our tour group to the ort at Zanzibar!
Local ferry took us over with questionable health and safety procedures, crammed in with bikes, other Tuc-tucs, cars, chickens, coconuts...
Ferry to Zanzibar was a Catamaran that smelled of BO and the TV played Arnie Swarzenegger movies on a loop with subtitles. Vikkis sea-sickness ...
... At temperatures of -20oC we were worried that without the correct gear we wouldn’t stand a chance of getting near the top and didn’t want to put ourselves in danger. Zanzibar was the fallback plan…..I know sucks eh??
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