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Friday, August 4, 2000
Nungwi to Stone Town, Zanzibar (Unguja), Tanzania
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Stone Town, Zanzibar (Unguja), Tanzania:
Latitude: 6° 9' 38" South
Longitude: 39° 11' 21" East
Altitude: 35 feet
From Seattle: 11182 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Bottoms Up Lodge

Today's Travel:
Country: Tanzania
Region: Zanzibar Archipelago
Route: Mini Bus: Nungwi - Stone Town
Path:Nungwi - Stone Town, Zanzibar (Unguja), Tanzania
Linear:35 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Sunset at the gardens Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1212
Linear Dist: 235081
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 266
More stats...
Hotels: 430
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 129
Hostels: 261
Transit: 76
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4162

Journal Entry:
Our nine o'clock min-bus showed up at ten - when are we going to learn to arrange to wait in the room? Then when the bus did show up we had to drive around for thirty minutes looking for more passengers before returning to where we started! It was all delightfully African. In Stone Town we checked back in to the Bottoms Up Lodge. We were excited because our favorite room (the "penthouse") was available, but then they couldn't find the key so we ended up in the other top floor room.

Spent the afternoon shopping. I've been considering sending an antique clock home, but after checking with DHL decided I really didn't need one (a half kilogram was US $45!) We managed to get lost but off the tourist streets it's Friday afternoon - prayer time - so not much was open. Checked on ferry times for tomorrow afternoon - there's a 1:30 and 4:30 ferry. Sat at a cafe on the water for awhile, then went back to the hotel room for a rest.

We were starving, so ended up skipping the sunset at Africa House and going to the gardens for an early dinner. After dinner went by the internet cafe - after tomorrow there will probably be no access for quite a while (Malawi seems doubtful).

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Tanzania
CIA World Fact Book: Tanzania

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