Beyt al Chai

Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | 4 star inn
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Travel Blogs from Stone Town

Paradise

A travel blog entry by adandoonagh

10

... us to chill for a few days. Head down to the beach and see some of the local lads having a kick about, good job I have a bad ankle. Oonagh Yeah, if it wasn't for his dodgy ankle I'm sure he would be 'schooling' these lads on how to really play the game?! Dar Es Salam was an experience for sure, the ridiculous traffic (a 10 hour journey turned into a 14 hour trip in the stinking heat), watching the street vendors by the road side, the countless ...

Travel day...

A travel blog entry by deano-webby

2

... 45 mins to spare however, the truck left and then our guide found out that he left his passport in the truck. Bravo Godfree. So he called the driver and jumped on a moto taxi to catch up. He just managed to get back in time as the next ferry took several hours and the one after that was an over night! Well as Zanzibar has a large Muslim culture, there was no drinking on the ferry, well we weren't supposed to. But ...

Tanzania - Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

1
205

... islands. The main inhabited islands are Unguja (Zanzibar), Pemba and Tumbatu.

  • Zanzibar has an estimated population of 1,3 million people of African, Arab, Persian and Indian origin.
Religion
  • Zanzibar is predominantly Muslim (99% of its population).
  • In Stone Town there are over 50 mosques, 2 cathedrals and a couple of Hindu temples.
Language
  • English is widely spoken, much more compared to the ...

Road to Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by jsund

2

... 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 ...

Jambo

A travel blog entry by touring-taurean

11

... of the stonework of the adjacent fort reminds me of Gondar palace in Ethiopia. Dirty black stone.

Lunch overlooking the Indian Ocean on a hotel balcony. A boat load of local men approach the beach and dive off the boat in quick succession and swim ashore. Hotel security very wary and keeping an eye out. Is it a raid? No. They're fishing.

Approached by another "guide". He's of the scruffy ...

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