Travel Blogs from Stone Town
... boat and for the first (and likely last) time in my life, I feel like I'm a Bond villain. I'm already well and truly off the boat before I realise that I only learned to swim last year and my sum total snorkelling experience is about 5 minutes. I quickly get the hang of it and it is well worth my two minutes of flailing. With my head fully submerged, all that surrounds me are sparkling plankton, which seem to fizz as they pass by my ears. Underneath is the reef, filled with turtles ...
... we almost immediately dropped down to start the descent. This dive would also be our first drift dive, where the boat would drop you off and we would all float in the current at about 30 meters down for the whole dive and get picked up down the reef. The water was wonderful, and somewhat stocked with tropical fish, but there was less to see then other dives we have completed. However it was still great to be under the water again with a couple big Napolieon ...
... I'm too much paranoid but it's getting really unsafe feeling here especially after the last few accidents I wrote before and small silly Robbery next to dala station too (I guess). Anyway not only dala dala Is special. People carry the door while riding the bike. Is the door that light or is the guy that strong? Interesting things: 1) They don't have mcdonalds but they were it's tshirts. 2) they have cola in glass bottles in 350 ml. And it is so sweet >< 3) they ...
... which the town is famous. The island has a long trading history with the Arab world, and most people follow a fairly strict form of Islam. We were warned to be conservatively dressed, and we took notice of this as we read that a couple of months ago two Western girls had acid thrown on them for being inappropriately dressed. They were living here as NGO's, so there may have been more to the story.
We go to the area around the Anglican Church, where we're handed ...
... actually held one that massive just by myself. He was quite the gentleman. After all that excitement, Kasim took us to our hotel and we all fell asleep almost instantly. I shared a room (and bed haha) with Ailidh, and Anna and Sophie were right next door. Saj was the only guy, so he got his own room. I slept really well.
Saturday morning we woke up early and realized how gorgeous our own hotel was. We opened our doors and all you could see was BEACH. We got to watch ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking