Habari zenu makaka na madada zangu! ( I hope I got my grammar right there)
I know its a late post. I promise I will be brief.
So my friends and i last month decided to spend our Easter Holiday in Zanzibar. I think I may have acquired an accent or two after my trip from Zanzibar. All I can it was magical! I have always dreamed of going to Zanzibar; am not kidding by the way. First time I went to Tanzania was back in 2014 , when I went for an exchange programme with an organization known as AIESEC( if you are freshman in college I recommend you to join it. You will thank me later).
I recall, the last time I was there a lot happened that is still fresh in my mind. A story that is award winning. Its just too good.(Trust me. I am considering posting my experience back in 2014. It’s in form of a draft). Lets just say being left by the bus is not a pleasant experience.
Anyway, that’s a story for another day.
The most interesting thing i recall while was here is that i got myself in the mix of a heated debate between a caretaker of the hotel & a local while i was Malindi Guest House (The hotel we stayed in). They were debating about the history of Tanzania and Zanzibar came to be as well as religion and politics. They pointed how fellow Zanzibars’ don’t like being recognized as Tanzania because of various reasons that i don’t want to point (political reasons i believe). In fact i noticed Zanzibar have their own car number plates, flag, elections, president, way of life and culture but the currency is the same as in Tanganyika(Tanzania). Tanzania is an acronym from a combination of Zanzibar and Tanganyika, after a treaty between the two countries/territories?? Therefore most Zanzibaris prefer being referred to as Zanzibarians( If that’s a word) rather than Tanzanias. Its therefore a semi-autonomous country (Correct me if i am wrong). Google for more information if you are interested in the history. I am not 100% correct.
I don’t want to bore you guys with long stories of how the juice we were given by Modern Coast staff tasted like, how hot it was in the bus and the fact i was the only person who didn’t have a plus one during the trip(got me thinking though: mwanaume ni effort. Man!! I should start dating now). Ehem! (Clears throat)
You should go and experience it yourself because photos and words are not enough to explain.
Here are some of the photos i took with my Techno Camcon C8. Yes my phone. I didn’t have a Canon nor a Nikon. I can’t afford those. Maybe in the future.