Travel Blogs from Stone Town
Our short trip to Zanzibar ends today and we are off to Mafia, our final destination, but not before spending a few hours in Stone Town. On the way we stop at a spice farm for a quick tour and tasting session. We are taken round their ‘showroom‘ a garden full of all different plants, trees and bushes that grow all types of spices and fruits. Its a working spice farm so on the adjacent land is where they grow produce for export. Its a guessing game with ...
... 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 ...
... favorite thing - coconut, mmmm:) To say thank you after few days we did pancakes with bananas which were also amazing for them, so let's say 1:1 :) Second thing was a night which was called "horror night". It was extremely hot and the power went off, which means that fan didn't work and the night was tough. At house we were only mzungus (white people) and Philemon (pastor), his wife and kids were somewhere out. Security guy was who knows where. It was around midnight and ...
... and beat some people at pool/got beaten at pool then went to bed. We choose to ignore the warning signs about how dangerous it was to leave the site... The next day we caught the ferry over to Zanzibar and had a free day to explore Stone Town a bit before leaving for Nungwei on the north coast in the morning. On the way to Nungwei we did the obligatory 'spice tour' which became quite surreal when a young guy climbed a coconut tree with a massive ...
... hotel, I ordered a crab. IT WAS HUGE. I got the head and everything, not just the legs. The claws were like the width of my wrists. They don't even give you a cracker to get it open with, they just give you a slab of wood and a wood stick to beat it with until it breaks open haha. I asked the waiter to show me how, and it was quite the scene. Best crab I've ever tasted though, and there was so much meat. I kept the head as a souvenir.
Sunday we packed our things, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking