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Location: Stone Town, Zanzibar, Africa

On the spice tour we learned that Zanzibar is also known as the Spice Island, at one time producing over 90% of the world's clove supply. We were fascinated by the amount of spices grown and their culinary and medicinal uses.

Our view from the Emerson & Green Hotel in Stone Town, on the island of Zanzibar

Trying to stay connected was surprisingly easy, despite the conditions of "internet cafes" !

Jan was decorated by palm fronds made by one of the spice tour guides.

Each night in Forodhani Gardens, locals catch and cook every conceivable edible product from the sea! Have to admit, I didn't eat any seafood....but Jan tried a little of everything.

View of our first sunset in Zanzibar, taken from Forodhani Gardens in Stone Town.

On the beach at Nungwi, on the northern tip of Zanzibar. The dhow is the traditional sailing vessel - we watched one being built with hand tools!

Our sleeping chamber at Emerson & Green was very Indiana Jones!

Jan's exploring the coast as the tide goes out. It was like walking through a giant fish tank. Notice the clouds rolling in!

Tropical beauty!

A view from our room looking down at the terraces and bridges of Emerson & Green Hotel in Stone Town

The village of Ras Nungwi, Zanzibar - just outside the gates of the Nungwi Village Resort where we stayed.