Daily Archives: March 4, 2010


African Paradise

After the feast of tropical fruits, I boarded my local transportation and was swept off to Nungwi beach. I have seen some of the world’s greatest beaches, but what I saw today surprised even me. As the driver weaved through these narrow streets on the way to my beach bungalow, I was able to get […]

Jumping in... Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar

Fresh Coconut

Ginger and Cinnamon and Vanilla… OH MY!

On my way to the east coast of Zanzibar, I was brought to a local spice plantation for a tour and sampling of spices and fruits that are locally grown. The growing and processing of vanilla pods, pepper corn vines, lemongrass plants, ginger root and cinnamon trees were explained in detail. I was able to […]


Yet another World Heritage Site

Stonetown, Zanzibar was the next stop on the expedition. This island has not had power for over three months, so I didn’t know what to expect. Walking through the streets at night, I realized that it was a blessing in disguise. Since there were a very minimal number of lights running on generators, the sky […]

Rushing Home Before Sundown... Stonetown, Zanzibar