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... on safari but she'd already done a couple of safaris previously so she opted to come over to Zanzibar and go diving! She intends to do a stand up paddle board race next weekend when she gets home!! She also canoes and rides a bike. Made me feel like a lazy slob! Well it's packing time again! Alarm is going off at 6 am and you won't hear from me again until Singapore. Goodbye Africa! So many beautiful and amazing memories! Thank you! xxxxxxx I'm sad to ...
... grown, and to see the delightful Hanifa once again. Juma proudly showed the windows and roof sheeting he has stored there, for when he and Saumu are ready to add the next stage of their house. Next stop was to visit their house, which, in Australia, would be classified as having million-dollar views - the sea is about 2-3 km away, and can see Stone Town too, the distinctive tower of The House of Wonders is easily picked out. Last time we were here the house was in foundations stage. ...
... here for the next few days. Stone Town is like a poor mans Venice. It is a listed Unesco site. But I'm afraid it is in a far worse state of repair than Venice. We wandered around and got lost in the many winding, narrow streets. Zanzibar has a very different flavour than the mainland. It is mainly Muslim and so we see many people from an Arabic background as well as African. We ended up at the fish market....poooey! The smell and the flies......it was one of the ...
... from the swell. Engulfed in a life preserver, even George, a non-swimmer, was enticed into the water here.
The journey back was an Indian Ocean roller-coaster ride. I usually don’t have problems with seasickness, but I found myself focusing on the horizon to quell the butterflies in my stomach. Through it all, our hosts worked hard to be hospitable, even leading a little sing-a-long on the way back. But they struggled to understand ...
... pot fastened over coals, clacking cups to attract customers, or a group of women in burqas sharing a joke and local gossip." For me, there was something romantic about Stone Town. The mix of Arabic and Indian architecture, food, and cultural was quite magical. A few of us just spent the day wandering around the narrow alleyways, and we really did find a lot of different treasures in the streets. We had amazing street food, and it was quite obvious that ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed