Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel

Malindi , Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Stone Town

Jambo, Jambo Bwana

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... heyday. The Omanis actually settled Stone Town, and made it the seat of their sultanate for a time. The architecture reflects a distinctly Arab influence, and the narrow, winding alleys of the town reminded me of Morocco rather than Europe. The dress of people in Stone Town also reminded me of an Arab city. Also due to the influence of Arab traders and the Sultanate of Oman, 99 percent of Zanzibaris are Muslim, and Stone Town is quite conservative. (Nungwi, ...

Narrow Streets and Ornate Doors

A travel blog entry by nomadictendency

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... slavery. On a tour, of the former slave market, we were brought down into a small, dungeon-like holding cell where slaves were kept, and starved. The cell would be cleaned by the tide coming in, pouring through the single slit of a window, and washing away all the waste. We were told that many slaves died in these conditions, but those who survived were considered the strong ones and sold to Arab masters.

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

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Everyone was so excited about spending some days at the beach - it's been about 4 weeks on safari so a well deserved relaxation is in order. A holiday from our holiday - and most importantly a few days is proper beds and no tents! The first night was spent on the main town on Zanzibar called Stone Town. It's a small town with many 3 story buildings and very narrow streets, similar to what you might see in some European towns - but slightly run down. We went in a spice tour, it ...

Locals, transport and the school

A travel blog entry by camomile

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... little more but you can't really pay more 1,3$ dollar on any way! Taxi as everywhere is pretty expensive just robing tourists though we are far away from them; according for what we came to do here. Actually all the prices on Zanzibar are created for tourists and locals have their own spots or gardens or whatever and we have to pay amounts of money which is insane.. Also in same place price differs if you are local or you are mzungu. Another interesting thing here is that ...

The days I spent in paradise

A travel blog entry by beckybrahier

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... us their age and also to tell them apart I think. The oldest one was 189 years old!! He had a huge chunk missing from his shell, but he still seemed to be just as lively as the others. I spent the most time with him, he was the first one I fed so he followed me around a bit. When you pet their necks they start to stretch out and stand up taller and it sounds like old leather rubbing together. I liked him a lot. Major nugget. I didn't want to leave. But I suppose I was ok ...

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