Monday, August 22, 2011

Zanzibar

Deep Sea Dhow.
(From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/dhow)
Zanzibar is an archipelago off of the coast of Tanzania. It was an outpost for trade between Eastern Asia and East Africa. Traders would cross the Indian Ocean on Dhows to reach Zanzibar. Traders often had to stay in Zanzibar to wait for the change in winds and the worst of monsoon season to end. Because of this, the travellers settled in, introducing their food and culture.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Holiday

The term ended last week and I'm taking a vacation in Tanzania. Currently I'm in Stone Town on Zanzibar island. I'm enjoying this country a lot. The food here is a delicious mix of coastal, middle eastern, and indian. Plenty of spices and freshly caught fish. The people here are really nice too. I'm learning a little Kiswahili.