Entries from 'Zanzibar'

Sunset Saturday XXIII

The sunset during our last evening in Jambiani. It was low tide and so we were able to walk out quite a bit on the beach. Turning back, we caught the sunset behind the village with lots of people enjoying the evening atmosphere, women wading through the little pools of water and a bunch of…

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little italy

We spent some time on the East coast of Zanzibar, in a wind-swept place called Uroa.All the locals (and the “Massai”) spoke Italian, as most of the tourists coming there are from Italy. Our hotel was a nice little place, owned by an Italian (of course), who had trained the chef to serve Italian-inspired food…

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rooftop rally

We spent a lot of time in Stonetown climbing stairs in various buildings to enjoy the stunning views on the many open rooftop spaces the city has to offer. For breakfast at our hotel, we sat down to this view.The House of Wonders offered these fantastic views over the city and the water.From the tower-like…

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looking at doors

Apparently, Stonetown is quite famous for its doors as houses traditionally had very precious and beautifully carved wooden doors. Today, some of them have been restored or probably replaced, but many also remain in their original, often somewhat derelict, state. I think I actually preferred the old ones – showing signs of time and history.

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Sunset Saturday XXII

We went for a sunset cruise on a dhow and were sailing along the waterfront of Stonetown. The gentle breeze was pushing the boat over the water, and as we came back, the sun was setting on the horizon. These dows look so simple and haven’t really changed over the centuries, but are a great…

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what really happened in Zanzibar

they flew to a magical island, where love was in the air. infatuated by all the exotic spices, they decided that marriage isn’t such a bad idea. on mango island, he found the perfect spot and so she found the ring in a shell. to the sound of the ocean, he asked the question and…

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back from the island

We’re back in Gabs and I already miss the ocean, the beach and the tropical green vegetation of Zanzibar island. It has been such an amazing trip, with everything and much more than I hoped for!

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