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May 4, 2007 - Nungwi

De Stone Town fuimos en combi 'privada' a Nungwi, en la punta norte de Zanzibar. Es una playa espectacular, y como es temporada baja habia poca gente. Arena blanca, agua clarisima y de diferentes tonos de azul, vegetacion por todos lados, lleno de palmeras, sol todos los dias, con algunas lluvias de vez en cuando. El hotel estaba frente al mar, y el restaurante SOBRE el mar! Habian bares en la arena, hamacas, en fin, todo para relajarse y olvidarse del mundo. Podias comer un buen pescado por $5.50. Y las cervezas de 500 ml costaban $1.50....

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Mar 7, 2007 - TANZANIA: Zanzibar - Nungwi

Stone Town was interesting and quaint, but we came to Zanzibar for its beaches. It was time to head north and check out these rumours of undeveloped white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. First stop was Nungwi, a small dhow (sailing boat) building village at the northernmost tip of Zanzibar. From here we were going to beach hop around the island, but Nungwi was so beautiful that we were still there almost three weeks later. We'd been warned that Nungwi had become overrun with tourists in recent years and one idiot had likened it to...

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Dec 16, 2006 - Zanzibar

How nice is this place, the water is crystal clear, suns shining, cold beer, fresh seafood and the Ashes cricket is being shown every morning live on the bar room TV. And what makes it better is Australia is kicking some pommy butt, and when on the off chance we lose a wicket I just turn my head about 45 degrees to the left and watch the beach scene. We have been snorkoling in the reef, which was fantastic until a large group of jellyfish decided to invade our party and left us all with stings over our body. Luckily they werent too bad but...

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Aug 26, 2006 - Zanzibar beaches--rest and relaxation

We finally made it to the beach at Paradise Hotel in Nungwe for two days of rest and relaxation. I was able to go snorkeling for the very first time. It was a really good experience although it took me a while to get the hang of it. We saw some neat coral formations and lots of colorful fish. I will have to go snorkeling again in the future. That evening, three Masai warriors stopped by to visit a girl in our group who had befriended one of them. We eventually got them to do a jumping dance for us and I actually jumped with them for a few...

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Oct 18, 2005 - Zanzibar

Zanzibar, die Gewürz- und Sklaveninsel. Eine kleine Insel auf der Landkarte, aber wohl der Ort die grössten Träume geraufbeschwört. Geschichten wie aus 1000 und einer Nacht. Und es ist alles wahr! Zwar nicht die Südsee... anderst, genau so schön. Zusammenfassung: Strand, Sonne, Meer (langsam langweilig), viel Fisch, noch mehr Fisch, Fisch in Hülle und Fülle, lustige Menschen, noch lustigere Geschichten, faszinierende Altstadt, tausende Italiener und Ramadan (blöd!) An einem Freutag ist dann aber bereits schon wieder schluss. Ich muss die...

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Aug 5, 2005 - Ras Nungwi, Zanzibar

Dolphins, turtles, and reef sharks, oh my! _________________________________________________________________________________ The Plan: Four nights at the Ras Nungwi dive resort. This is by far the best place to stay in the Nungwi area. Ras Nungwi was one of the first hotels to be established on Zanzibar, so the owners managed to secure one of the prime sites on the island, away from the main village. The white, sandy beach is idyllic and it's long enough to spread out and find your own spot to sunbathe. It is also just about the only...

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Mar 27, 2005 - Zanzibar (Spice tour and Nungwi --North coast)

YAY! We didn't have to take a tent down this morning before breakfast!!! We're a bit excited by that --it's been almost 6 weeks since we've been in a bed (could you tell?!). We all get very excited when we don't have to take the tent down in the morning!! After breakfast, we piled into a mini-van and headed north to the spice plantations. At one one such plantation, we saw and tasted various spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg (which is supposedly an aphrodisiac for women), ginger (for men), cardomum, cloves, vanilla, pepper, and tumeric. We...

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Mar 1, 2005 - Zanzibar, Tanzania

Hey All, Well I am in Zanzibar now, which is an island of the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. I am sitting at the north beachs right now and seriously typing this email with the view of some of the most gorgeous tourquoise and dark blue water I have ever seen. Anyway yesterday I hopped on a motorcycle for the first time. Which was really scary expecially when we almost crashed. It was pretty crazy but I am ok and everything is ok and I can laugh about it now.... but Bruce certainly does feel like crap for scaring me like that....

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