Sunday, January 10, 2010
We spent 4 days on the island of Zanzibar, visiting Stone Town historical sites and the wonderful beach village of Kedwa. We spent a full day snorkeling at Mnemba National Park and a lot of time beach combing for shells, taking pictures of the amazing blue water and nice local fishing boats, and swimming! There were these amazing old doors to most entrances in Stone Town. The whole island was without electricity because of the failed connection with the main land of Tanzania. Everyone was using generators, and only for a few hours in the mornings and evenings. Hence, it was a very uncomfortable hot and sticky tropical vacation. We spent as much time as possible on the beach, in the water, and walking around the town in places where there was a breeze. In both places we stayed was like sleeping in a sauna, seriously!Long sleeve shirts, shorts, big sun hats and glasses were essential to us in Zanzibar, as the weather was hot and the sun was strong.