Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel
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... already full. His only alternative was taking the night ferry back. This ferry takes all night to reach Dar Es Salaam instead of the short two hours on the fast afternoon ferry. Kenneth, already in a bad mood, was about to explode. "I hate this stupid island!" he screamed. Arne and I couldn't help but laugh at his misery. :-)
We spent the afternoon together in Stone Town and had dinner at the Livingstone pub, ...
... some different fruits, including jack fruit, then headed back to Stone Town to see the old slave market. Zanzibar used to hold slaves before they were shipped out to Arab nations. We saw the chambers where they were held, and it was truly sobering to imagine the absolute misery of all the people crammed into these tiny underground 'rooms'. I'll leave this post here on that note. It's nearly nine thirty and I'm off to bed (I have to be up at 3!). I love and miss you all. Ria ...
... half a million dollar catamarans at sunset and lots of drinks and drunken south African tourists who all wanted a piece of meg..... Hmmm The cat was amazing snorkelling off an island and in the first couple minutes we saw turtles and trumpet fish and angle fish and all sorts of other randomness was amazing and clear and had a great time on the boat dancing and drinking with the girls! I have ...
... we walked after sundown because "no one will be around to hear you scream and rescue you". So we got to the car to see it was completely surrounded by street vendors and people buying their dinner. There was also a taxi completely blocking us in. After trying to pull forward and back up 100 times the can driver showed up to move his car. We then had to pull across traffic to make a right hand turn. With Benny's help we made it out safely. The ...
... walk around in. Generally overcrowded, heavily populated with beggars, unsafe, congested, and all other things that lend themselves to a city you would rather travel through than travel to. That probably explains why we finished the evening in our room watching Princess Bride (Charlotte’s first time) rather than working at finding an idyllic location to pass our last night in Africa. There’s sentiment and then there’s lost ...
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