Friday, August 13, 2010

Holiday in Zanzibar

My 1st vacation from my placement in small-town Rwanda was to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. The adventure started with a 28 hour bus journey through the plains of Africa, followed by a pick pocketing incident in Dar es Salaam in which my cell phone was taken far, far way. My traveling companions were Collette & Shala, 2 awesome VSO volunteers without whom this experience wouldn't even be worth discussing. We spent some time in the labyrinthine Stonetown where each side alley lead to more & more interesting sites plus endless shopping opportunities! We took the local transport called a Dalla Dalla to the popular beach area called Nungwi where we stayed 2 nights before heading to the beautiful, tranquil Kendwa Rocks. We swam, beached, ate, drank, & danced the night(s) away for 4 days before heading back to Stonetown for more cultural experiences & shopping. I think the attached picture is a fairly accurate representation of how we spent most of our vacation. Cheers!

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