Well, we appear to have done it again - we've found ourselves another chillout paradise in Africa. It's called Zanzibar, a beautiful island off the coast of Tanzania. For those that don't know, Zanzibar is famous as a trading post for spices and has a long a fascinating history (including being the birthplace of musical genius Freddie Mercury).
Our days here follow a similar pattern - fresh fruit (mango, pineapple, papaya) and eggs for breakfast, sunbathing on the beach, popping into the village to see the tailor (having clothes made here is cheeep), taking a dip in the sea to cool off, enjoying some coffee and cake at one of the beachfront cafes, late afternoon is time for beach volleyball or kayaking, followed by a jug of sangria as we watch the sun set over the glittering ocean and the dhows sail past with their fishing nets cast. Sometimes we take the local bus for day trip to Stone Town, the historic town centre of Zanzibar, with its labyrinth of tiny lanes, ornate wooden doors and the market where you can bargain for spices, soaps, oils and fabrics. It really is a dog's life being a backpacker sometimes....
I'm off for a swim now, peace out!
Honey Bear & Pole-Pole (Yemi's swahili nickname, meaning 'slowly slowly')