The Seyyida Hotel & Spa

Old Stonetown, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Stone Town

Jambo, Jambo Bwana

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... attracted immigrants from all over. Some of the architecture also reflects a Persian or Indian design as a result, and some of the late-19th-century buildings look more European (Zanzibar became a British protectorate in 1890). We laid low that first afternoon while Dennis worked, then got sunset drinks on a terrace bar overlooking the Indian Ocean, located in an attractive historical building that was the original English Club of East Africa. We went to ...

Narrow Streets and Ornate Doors

A travel blog entry by nomadictendency

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... of the church we were visiting.

During our visit to Stone Town, I never felt unsafe. The recent acid attacks played more on Genesta's mind and she opted to wear a headscarf while there. That said, we never felt any direct threat and interacted easily with Muslims, Hindus and Christians. At one point, while exploring the back streets, Genesta was even invited into a madrasa by the students' teacher.

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

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... than the main land locals. They were all dressed very well, especially the kids - the girls in fancy bridesmaid like dresses, and the boys in nice jeans and cool dude checkered shirts. However, we found out that they are of similar wealth to the mainland but on public holidays they go all out in their fanciest clothes. We tried some local food, beef pizzas which were amazing, they were like a fried toasted sandwich with beef and veges inside! Jay had a lobster and chicken ...

Locals, transport and the school

A travel blog entry by camomile

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... shopping in stone town with girls we were closely to be robbed just because we are MZNGUS. Let me tell you about this story more. One day we decided to have a picnic on our porch with wine and snacks. But as Zanzibar is so Arabic, believe me that to find liquor here is just sooo hard! So we went to Stone Town and we were looking for the supermarket which according to my phone had to be somewhere close. Well as streets has NO NAMES here we just started to ask locals ...

The days I spent in paradise

A travel blog entry by beckybrahier

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... because we got to go to the beach again and play with the starfish! There were SO many, and we could just pick them up and take pictures with them. They were all different colors too, it was hard to find two that were alike. I found one that was Packers colors :) My first/second favorite thing was going snorkeling! There was a coral reef that surrounded the island and so the Mr. Bean took us out and we got to swim around for a half and hour just looking at all the ...

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