Saturday, July 25, 2015

Zanzibar, an overview.

From the sublime...

to the ridiculous,
and everything in between

One of the iconic sights around the island.
The Dhow is used both as a fishing vessel
as well as transport for tourists.

I spent a day out and about with Safari Blue.
In the beginning I was uncertain about a whole day excursion,
and was prepared to cut it short
However, I enjoyed the experience so much that time literally flew by.

Some of the locals outside my hotel.
They seem to derive pleasure from burying themselves in the sand

A lone kite-surfer in the fading evening light.
As seen from the balcony of Park Hyatt Zanzibar

A toast...
To new friends and experiences.

Food, glorious food...
Snapper served up for lunch at Park Hyatt Zanzibar

A far as I am concerned,
if I am on an island,,,
I am going to enjoy the seafood.

Apple crumble for BREAKFAST!

The "weirdest" looking lychee I have EVER seen.

Doors, walls and windows.
This is part of what makes Stone Town famous

Like this Indian inspired "anti-elephant" door
One of 200 similar doors that can be found in the town

The door hardware is interesting.

As are the dead-bolts and locks.
It looks as if someone tried to cut this lock.
But without success.

Kwandhare on his final night in Stone Town

Time to say goodbye to Zanzibar
and head back to a chilly Johannesburg

A final look at the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean
and the verdant colour of the vegetation

A similar sight did NOT await us as we approached
ORT International Airport

The green had given way to the dusty brown of a highveld winter.
This was the view from my window seat as the Mango flight landed.
Hard to say goodbye to Zanzibar and the friends I made there.
But, by the same token, it is ALWAYS good to be home.

During my stay, I was hosted by

All the excursions on the island were organized by:

I flew to and from Zanzibar with this carrier.

This posting is brought to you DESPITE
Eskom load-shedding...


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