I think I visited Paradise last weekend together with my friend Malena. Zanzibar was wonderful! We spent a day in Stone town and then we went to the beach for another day. It was pouring down rain on our way to the hotel by the beach on the NE side of the main island. Just when we arrived the sun came out again and we spent most of our time in a deckchair, me under a parasol, looking at the ocean.
Besides that one
rainy morning, the rain season has been kind to me so far. It's at
least 30 degrees C day and night and very humid. I can really feel how
I'm thawing up... Now I'm spending a couple of days sitting under a fan
in Rosman's garden prepping for my assignment in Nairobi as well as
playing with the dog and the turtle, eating lunch with Malena's husband
Fredrik and just taking it easy. I can recommend it! Tonight we are
celebrating the Dutch Queen's day together with many others based in
Dar, all dressed in orange.
I thought I was going to
meet a part of the world where everything smells, sounds and feels very
different from what I'm used to. It's not that different besides the
temperature. Everyone is very nice and the way of greeting each other
and talking is very polite and caring, meaning that you always talk
about what is going on. I really like that!