While staying at Bububu, we took a quick taxi into Stone Town to wander around. This is a taste of our day-trip around Stone Town. I had sprained my ankle the day before flying out which severely impacted our plans. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our time exploring the old city. The dala-dalas are a cheap alternative to the taxi we used.
Stone Town is made up of a twisty confusion of streets.
The bustling market-place contrasts
the Portuguese canons which guard the bay, and provide a stark reminder
of Zanzibar’s turbulent, colonial past.
The writing on the walls highlights the political tension,
and emphasises our tourist ignorance of the daily life of the island.
We pay our respects to the legend Freddie Mercury at his birthplace.
The Giant Baobab.
The Old Fort.
I had to take a snap of this Girl Guides sign for my dad who has been the accountant for the local Girl Guides for many years.
The Persian Baths.
It would be wonderful if they were still operational and we could drink coffee, eat dates, and use the baths.
The view from the roof of the baths.
This used to be hospital before it was turned into tourist accommodation.
Naturally, we find some gorgeous kittens on the way. This one has heterochromia.
My socks look so grand poking out of my moon boot :p
Have you visited Stone Town before? What did you enjoy the most about your trip?