A Taste of Zanzibar: Stone Town Part 1

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.

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Stone Town is made up of a twisty confusion of streets.
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The bustling market-place contrasts

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the Portuguese canons which guard the bay, and provide a stark reminder
of Zanzibar’s turbulent, colonial past.

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The writing on the walls highlights the political tension,
and emphasises our tourist ignorance of the daily life of the island.

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We pay our respects to the legend Freddie Mercury at his birthplace.

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The Giant Baobab.

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The Old Fort.

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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.

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The Persian Baths.

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It would be wonderful if they were still operational and we could drink coffee, eat dates, and use the baths.

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The view from the roof of the baths.

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This used to be hospital before it was turned into tourist accommodation.

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Naturally, we find some gorgeous kittens on the way. This one has heterochromia.

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My socks look so grand poking out of my moon boot :p

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Have you visited Stone Town before? What did you enjoy the most about your trip?

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