Ngalawa Beach Village
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... lots of
plants which you do not see in Stone Town. We ate there a few times
and the food was yummy!
Stone Town itself is a Unesco World
Heritage Site, a maze of alleys and buildings criss-crossing
throughout. It only takes about 20 minutes to walk from one end to
the other as long as you do not get lost, which is part of the fun.
It reminded us a little of Marrakesh with it being 98% Muslim,
hearing the prayer calls echo through ...
... By the time we reached DAR, we missed the last ferry over to Zanzibar, but fortunately we were assigned a lovely man who took us to a ferry office where we bought our tickets for the next morning. We were then able to buy a few snacks from a shop in the shopping centre nearby. Walking a long the streets of DAR, was really interesting. It was a very humid city, full of people.
There were small stalls on the pavements at the side of the roads that sold remotes, batteries, ...
... we probably would have drowned. We were two rookie scuba divers in the middle of a hotel pool, splashing around like retards. It wad a sight to see and a weird thing to get used to but we kinda got the hang of it. We left a little apprehensive but mostly excited for our open water dive the next day. Back to our favourite spot on the jetty for another perfect view of the sunset, we chatted with some locals in our increasingly proficient Swahili, and they gave us ...
... at the departure gate entrance. Fly540 bloke tells them it's OK I'm off to Zanzibar. A waft of the hand signals that I don't need to be X-rayed.
And with that the Fly540 bloke tells me the flight has been delayed 30mins. You what?!?! After all that?!?!
So there I am. Standing in a departure hall at 1720hrs. Have broken numerous aviation rules. Been in secure areas I shouldn't have been. Not had my passport checked. About to board a flight without ...
... trying to get photos.
We wandered through forodhini gardens - which transform into a meeting place and food market in the evenings.
We returned to the hotel for some lunch and then out again in the afternoon for a little souvenir shopping. Chatted to Emerson ...