Travel Blogs from Stone Town
... and dry thornbushes, before finding the village proper, where we headed back to the coast, finding our resort driveway by sheer luck.
We split another Zanzibar fish special for lunch, did more swimming and resting in the afternoon, and Dianne had a US$30 deep tissue massage to help get rid of some of the kinks from sitting in a truck almost all day every day for 35 days.
Dianne had researched the restaurants on trip advisor, but as we were getting a ...
... but this was good enough for me! The rest of the day we relaxed, had lunch, and relaxed some more. I walked down the beach as the tide was coming in and collected loads of shells. We swam a bit too. Kasim picked us up and we drove to Sunset Beach with a Henna lady. We got to get henna designs on our hands and watch the sunset (if you hadn't already gathered that). It was really relaxing. We took lots of pictures and I found some more cool shells. We had dinner back at ...
... are true on both counts, but we managed to get by on a slightly higher than usual budget (by being as thrifty as possible) and we can see why its such a tourist destination as there's so much to see and do. On arrival without accommodation reserved, we headed in the direction of the street famous for budget options. Within a few hundred meters of the harbour we found what we thought was the tourist information where a very helpful gentleman called ahead to secure a room ...
... checks. Good job I'm not a terrorist.
T.....I......A........This Is Africa.
Flight finally takes off 40mins late at 1800hrs. ****** little aircraft with dodgy seats. Land Zanzibar. Yellow Fever certificate required. Already have visa so that's plain sailing. Smile for the camera. Fingerprints taken. Passport stamped.
Hotel advise to look out for a teal coloured signboard with hotel name on. Instead there's a fat bloke holding a scrap of ...
... deodorant to put into cars or rooms. - Jack fruit: this plant makes the biggest fruit in the world. The fruits can weight as much as 40 kg! - Nutmeg: they make a powder used as a colorant. - Ginger: used as a spice and as treatment for stomach pain. - Cocoa tree: used to make chocolate, my favorite thing!!! - Mimosa Pudica: a particular little plant. When you touch it it closes it's leaves. At the end of our tour one of the guys who was helping Simon ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking