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Do animals go to heaven?
We are animal mad, and I have a dream of retiring near the sea, with a river flowing close by, next to a hill, with some majestic mountains in the distance, with at least 20 dogs, 20 cats, a milking … Continue reading
Posted in Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Ferries, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa, Zanzibar Tagged Capetown, Dar, Dar es Salaam, Kigamboni, Salaam, Tanzania, Vaal River, Zanzibar 5 Comments
The fairest Cape has a “Spice Route”
Just like Zanzibar, the exotic island off the coast of East Africa, close to Tanzania to be precise, Cape Town was once the stop-off for fresh produce for ships en route to the East, where Europeans sailed to get spices … Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Cape Town, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa, Zanzibar Tagged Africa, Capetown, Chenin Blanc, Dutch East India Company, Grappa, Jan van Riebeeck, South Africa, Table Mountain, Zanzibar 1 Comment
Revolutionary Riots in Zanzibar!!
Today I am quoting verbatim from a Zanzibari traveler’s blog about the current riots in Zanzibar. THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS, IT IS A SAMPLE OF THE CURRENT EMOTIONS PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING IN ZANZIBAR, AND NOT TO SAY IT IS … Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Zanzibar Tagged Africa, East Africa, Jambiani, London, Nungwi, October, Peoples Bank of Zanzibar, South Africa, Stonetown, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar 3 Comments
The week that was: Zanzibar before all the disasters
Before the sinking of the Skagit, or the pain of the sea urchins and Sakkie getting such snot sickness (flu) – apparently rife this time of year in Dar es Salaam, as it is considered their winter as well, we … Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Zanzibar Tagged Africa, Cape Town, Dar, Dar es Salaam, Freddie Mercury, Jenga, South Africa, Stone Town, Tanzania, Zanzibar Leave a comment
The week that was – sinking of Skagit ferry, sea urchins, snotty noses and sore stomachs
Part one – Skagit disaster: We had the two younger boys here this past week. As we were supposed to have settled in Zanzibar, I had booked them return tickets on 1Time Airline, directly from O R Tambo International, Johannesburg to Zanzibar airport, way … Continue reading
Posted in Dar es Salaam, Ferries, Zanzibar Tagged Atlantic Ocean, Dar, Dar es Salaam, Jambiani, MV Skagit, Salaam, Skagit, Tanzania, Zanzibar Leave a comment
The Waiting game – hakuna matata – kesho ni siku nyingine – no problem – tomorrow is another day
We’ve been in Kigamboni for more than a month now, and we still don’t know if we are going to settle in Zanzibar or not. The decision to pack up our lives in South Africa and actually leave our loved … Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Dar es Salaam, South Africa, Zanzibar Tagged Africa, Cape Town, Capetown, Kigamboni, Mauritius, Rio de Janeiro, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar 1 Comment
Paradise with a sting in its tail
Paradise with a sting in its tail! Before I even begin, I must say that I am still challenged in doing a blog, and it is trial and error in compiling the post to look like anything – I hope … Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Dar es Salaam, South Africa, Zanzibar Tagged Africa, Cape Town, Insect, Labrador, Malmesbury, Nirvana, Tick, Tick-borne disease 8 Comments