Zanzibar - The Spice Island

Zanzibar Sunrise  Arrival by schip into Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar - August 2006 Boat trip  Boattrip with a typical dhow to an outer island off Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 Zanzibar  Approaching a sandbar that dissapears under the surface during high tide - Zanzibar - August 2006 Zanzibar Beaches  The indian ocean is alive with tropical fish but the stunning beaches of Zanzibar are probably the most attractive in the wide region - Zanzibar - August 2006
Sandbank  Perfect sandbank for a break after snorkeling in the surrounding shallow sea - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 Zanzibar Lagoon  Zanzibar Lagoon, full of fish - August 2006 Blue Lagoon  Liteirally a very Blue Lagoon - Zanzibar - August 2006 Local Village  Strolling through a local village without any tourist around is a wonderful experience - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006
unconfortabel bicycle  A bicycle without a saddle would be very unconvenient but this side of the planet still very usefull - Zanzibar - August 2006 Local Village  More comfortable bicycle - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 Local school  A I brought some small nick nacks for the local kids, I was invited to visit this local school on Zanzibar - August 2006 Local Village  Doing the housholds outdoors - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006
Local village  Zanzibar kids in front of their home - Tanzania - August 2006 Dhows  Dhows are the main way of water transportation - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 School visit  As soon I stopped our vehicle in front of this school, kids came running up to this white fella - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 Zanzibar school  As soon I arrived all the kids went back to their classroom to welcome me - August 2006
Local School  This joy in the eyes of these lovely kids was the absolute highlight of my entire Africa trip - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 School children  I should have brought along lots of pens and other schoolstuff. These kids have literally nothing in the classroom, not even a bench to sit - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 Local school  Very disciplined school children - Zanzibar - August 2006 Donating pens  Donating pens to the kids, unfortunately I did not had enough for all and felt very sad - Zanzibar - august 2006
Local School  Even the disposal plastic bag was useful as the teacher kindly requested me if she could keep the bag - Zanzibar - August 2006 Eddy Calling Point  I had seen a shop in Venice - Italy holding my name but never thought to find one here on Zanzibar. A cellphone store by the way - Tanzania - August 2006 Stone Town  Getting lost in the streets of Zanzibar is a bit like an adventure from where you can be sure that it results in a good end - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 Stone Town  Here pictured the indoor fishmarket where I spotted huge sharkheads being sold as well - Tanzania - August 2006
Stone Town  Zanzibar hosts one of the most colourful markets I've ever seen in the world - Stone Town - August 2006 Stone Town  Most part of Stone Town still looks like 200 years ago - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 Stone Town  Coca Cola is everywhere. Also here in this local shop - Zanzibar - Tanzania - August 2006 Local Village  Lovely kids in front of their home - Zanzibar - August 2006