Bye Bye Zanzibar.

Trip Start May 30, 2005
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Trip End Sep 30, 2006


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Monday, August 28, 2006

Before leaving Zanzibar I decided to stop in Stonetown for a couple of days, Afterall, why leave a little bit of paradise sooner than you have to.

Stonetown's a great place, I loved the atmosphere of the town as you wander around streets which are effectively just little parts of one big maze. It's very easy to loose your way around here. That's also a good thing as you're able to just wander around at your leisure and just take what comes at you.

I did get lost on my first day there as I was trying to get back to my hostel. Luckilly a very 'friendly' man saw that I didn't know where I was going and helped me back, as I said goodbye to him he puckered up "One thousand please" (about 40 pence), although I managed to haggle the price down to just 500!

I also took the opportunity to head out on a snorkling trip. I'd already done a trip on the east coast but I'd heard that the area near stonetown is much better. I booked a trip through a dive shop, I've done this before, they take one boat out and some people dive, others snorkle. However when I turned up the next day I found out that everyone else was diving, it was a little embarrassing when everyone was getting kitted up into their equipment and I just had to grab some sun cream, flippers and my mask.

I didn't really care though and I had a great time, the coral and fish are great here. The variety is brilliant and with two 'snorkles' lasting an hour each I had plenty of time to see everything that I wanted.

It was a quiet couple of days for me to finish off two weeks of quiet days! back to the mainland....
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