We have arrived in Zanzibar. It was a very long trip: 26+ hours, 5 airports, and 4 planes. But, we have a lovely apartment with a great view and yesterday were toured around the city by a friend (who is a lecturer at the university). We got to see new things and I saw some places that I had been before. Her advice was to get lost and learn our way. Today we went looking for places and found several things we were looking for, but not the most direct way and we did get turned around and “lost,” although we knew where we were, just not where we wanted to go. But, we found our way home.
Today is Eid al-Adha and a public holiday, so we are getting a leisurely start to our time here and some time to decompress and adjust to the time change and new surroundings. We met our landlord who seems very nice and we got one phone on internet so that we can use a hotspot to get online with our other devices. Tomorrow when things open again, we will get our other phone online and shop for some things that we still need.
Please check out Keith’s (my husband) blog at www.kamacdonaldphoto.com for more about our trip and follow his adventures too. He will be posting lots of great photos that show more about the island and experiences. His photos will be awesome and he is a very engaging writer too.
Here are a few pictures from our place.