Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Instagram might know that we recently tied the knot. On the 16th of July 2016, to the day, exactly eight years after we met it was our turn to be celebrated by our friends and family. With the nature of our work and the sheer amount of it, going away on a long honeymoon simply was not possible. Given the fact that André had to be in Zanzibar for work, we decided to make a little mini-moon out of it.
Zanzibar a beautiful place, it is filled with culture, textures, and incredibly friendly people. We spent the first bit of our trip at Z Hotel in Nungwi Beach to relax and reboot after a hectic few months. We managed to laze around for exactly half a day before we wanted to explore. We found a tour operator that offered an excursion to Mnarani Natural Aquarium, a turtle sanctuary where you actually get to swim with the turtles.
The second and last part of our trip we spent in the city of Stone Town.
Our first day was peculiar, to say the least, we were followed by less than friendly people and we were almost run over by motorcycles…numerous times. One thing I must say is that we absolutely loved it once we got the hang of how things worked. A few of our favourites included Zanzibar Coffee House, Forodhani Gardens, Lukmaan, Monsoon Restaurant and Stone Town Café. Mostly we enjoyed just walking around and stopping for coffee every hour or so!
There’s so much more I can rave about or perhaps complain about but the one thing that stood out most was the people. There is such a big sense of community and we countlessly heard the words ‘we’ and ‘us’, never ‘they’ or ‘them’. Coming from a country where there’s always such divide, it was great to listen to these people speak with such love and pride about their fellow countrymen and women, regardless of culture, race or religion. So cheers to the people of Zanzibar!