Stone Town, Zanzibar

Stone Town is the capital of Zanzibar and it is unlike any capital I had been to before. We started the day by visiting the markets. There were two big halls: one where they sold meat and another in which they sold fish. Imagine hot weather, no refrigerators and dead animals. Let’s just say it didn’t smell or look nice. (I’m pretty sure someone sold a dead shark there as well).

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Leaving the animal section behind, we headed towards the spice and fruit markets. A whole lot more appealing to me. As we were doing an organised tour again, we were unfortunately not able to look around too much, but I’d recommend anyone to spend some more time here in order to stock up on Zanzibari spices.

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We then headed towards the narrow streets in the old town and it is truly beautiful to just wander round there. There are so many photo opportunities around every single corner.

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how they do constructions in Stone Town

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We spent most of our day in Stone Town, doing several different visits and tours of buildings and squares, but as it was super hot and we walked around a lot, we got really tired in the afternoon. So we decided to have lunch together with everyone at a restaurant on a beach and then headed back to our hotel for the night. Stone Town will be everyone’s destination when travelling to Zanzibar and it is truly worth the visit. Although the beaches in Zanzibar are incredible, Stone Town really shouldn’t be missed out on.

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