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... middle-class family in order to force us out of our comfort zone and get a more 'real' picture of Zanzibar. I had no idea what middle-class meant in Zanzibari, Tanzanian, or even East African terms so I tried to mentally prepare myself for the worst (no indoor toilet, outdoor bucket showers, cockroach infested rooms, etc).
I am happy to say that I was worrying for nothing. My host family has been great so far and the living situation ...
... on the way and snorkelling in amazingly clear water surrounded by hundreds of multi-coloured fish and coral.
... a capoeira workout down by sea wall, but left when the fratkids got too numerous and noisy. What could be more romantic than candlelight dinner by the sea? Nothing. Fish, chicken, and a pregnant cat kept us company as we sat on the beach with the sun mostly set.
We couldn't resist one more tourist trap adventure so we went back to Forodhani Gardens where local food vendors set ...
... made our stone town experience fantastic. He took us around and showed us everything, the fish market, meat market, spice market, all the markets really. He took us around all the street, to the ocean, the old fort. And he showed us the good places to eat and things to try. It was so relaxed and fun to just wander. That night he took us to this area by the water, forodhani gardens, where all the food vendors set up and sell everything from fish to ...
... 8220;Johnny come latelies” have taken to calling any snorkel trip in this area “Safari Blu”, leaving off the final “e”. As a British expat, local Zanzibarians resent her “intrusion” into their tourism business. The copy cats even copied the color of her sun awning when she switched from green to blue, to sync up with her company name.
We traded business cards, and returned to our group. Lazing under ...
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