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Feb 9, 2012 - Zanzibar

We spent three days on the islands of Zanzibar about 40 miles off of the coast of the mainland. In 1964 Tanganyika (former German East Africa) and Zanzibar (a British colony) joined together to form Tanzania. Before the arrival of the British, Zanzibar had historically been under Arab control. During the reign of the sultans in the late 19th century it became a powerful commercial trading hub known especially for the large variety of spices grown on the two islands. All sorts of spices are still cultivated on Zanzibar and we took a tour of...

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Feb 9, 2012 - The Dark Side of Zanzibar

Despite the beauty of Zanzibar's beaches there is a dark side to its history--namely it was a major center of the slave trade. The trading of slaves on Zanzibar wasn't outlawed until 1873 and the slave market in Stone Town was one of the largest in the world. While most of the slaves in the Americas came from West Africa, the slaves passing through Zanzibar came from East Africa (today's countries of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and the Congo) and were destined for the Arab world. Ironically, the natives of Zanzibar were not taken as slaves...

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Feb 9, 2012 - Plans After Leaving Africa

My time in Africa will end on February 15th when I fly from Nairobi to Frankfurt, Germany where I will stay for 4 weeks. After that I head to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where I will spend 12 weeks working as a volunteer instructor in a hospitality industry training program for adults sponsored by "UBELONG," a Washington D.C.-based charity. I had to dust off and update my baking resume so that UBELONG could be sure I was qualified. They weren't specifically looking for bakers but were seeking hotel managers, restaurant managers and chefs. I guess...

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Feb 8, 2011 - Zanzibar / Sansibar Stonetown

Nach 1 Stunde Flug Ankunft in Sansibar – begrüßt durch eine Wand aus warmer und feuchter Luft betreten wir die sagenumwobene Insel der Gewürze und Sklavenhändler. Erster Stopp ist unser Hotel am Rande von Stone Town, die Altstadt der Hauptstadt Zanzibar, die UNESCO Weltkulturerbe ist. Dann Rundgang durch die Stadt und Stopp am Rande des Ozeans in einem Restaurant für lecker Meeresfrüchte und Wein! Anschließend Spaziergang durch die Gassen von Stone Town, ein Stadtteil der wie eine Mischung aus einer portugiesischen, südfranzösischen und...

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Mar 27, 2008 - Zanzibar City via Dar es Salaam

All day spent on HDL(sending taxes), food shopping and internet(great, fast, uploaded lots of pics) plus ate again at the Indian Pizza place next door...great food and reasonable. Got on the train at 5:30 and it left promptly at 6 pm! People all along the tracks waving especially kids, smiling genuinely happy to see the train. Found out later that it had been shut down for repairs until just last Nov. It is quite a run down affair but there is water in the 6 people 2nd class compartments and the bathrooms don't stink too much. vinyl pads on...

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Mar 1, 2008 - Zanzibar (Stone Town e Kendwa...)

Comunicado: Apos varias reclamacoes, a diretoria do nosso blog decidiu emitir uma nota oficial de desculpas pelos atrasos de update.... but keep in mind... em muitos dos lugares pelos quais estamos passando nao existe internet...por exemplo, estamos agora em Nakhata Bay - Malawi, e praticamente monopolizando os dois unicos computadores da cidade ! Stone Town Depois de 4 dias em Arusha, em que tivemos experiencias unicas tais como o Masai Market e o safari em Ngorongoro decidimos que ja era tempo de continuar a viagem... Destinto: ZANZIBAR...

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Dec 9, 2007 - Zanzibar

PUESTA AL DIA!! Hola a todos!!!!!!! me han encantado vuestros mensajes, me he echado unas risas... Siento haber tardado tanto en escribir, pero en Serengeti y Ngorongoro hemos estado incomunicados, habia cobertura de movil pero yo no tenia bateria ni modo de cargarla, estabamos sin luz y sin agua. Menos mal de las toallitas de bebe... Esta semana ha sido increible. Las vistas han sido espectaculares, hemos conseguido ver a los big five: vimos dos bebes de leopardo, una pareja de leones en su momento mas intimo, en fin tantas cosas!!! La...

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Nov 1, 2007 - Zanzibar, Tanzania

So far Tanzania has been a welcome vacation which we can hardly believe constitutes as our "school"! We head out from Mombasa on a very bumpy and long bus ride, mostly on dirt roads, and crossed the boarder to Tanga. It was once the huge port for Tanganika but lost a lot of power when the Germans colonized Tanzania, and now has the feel of a quiet Swahili fishing town. We spent the next day in Dar es Salaam, a big city that felt familiar in how developed it is (compared to anything we have seen in Kenya so far) withbig sky scrapers and...

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Dec 27, 2006 - On route to Zanzibar (spice island) & Jambiani Beach

I have been on the island of Zanzibar for the past 9 days and it is truly amazing. It is one of the most beautiful tropical places I have ever been to - with varying shades of turquoise water, white sandy beaches, palm trees, mango trees, bread fruit and jack trees, cotton trees, banana trees everywhere. the culture is truly amazing as well - with Stone Town at it's core muslim and the villages throughout the island differing from rasta to muslim to christian and beyond. the ocean here is FILLED with schools of fish - all types and very...

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