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Zanzibar – A Most Enjoyable Day

Zanzibar – A Most Enjoyable Day

Zanzibar has sun, beaches, crystal clear seas, islands, coral, rich and diverse vegetation, spices, giant tortoises, important history and landmarks in Stone Town, and the congeniality of Tanzanians. The Zanzibar island chain probably has something for everybody. Our...
Tanzanians are happy

Tanzanians are happy

Tanzanians are happy.  It starts in grade school. Children, in smart school uniforms, wave as tourists go by, they have big smiles on their faces. They just seem to be a happy country.  They keep waiving at tourists as they go through teenage years to young adults....
Ports Cancelled and Cards Quarantined

Ports Cancelled and Cards Quarantined

Adversity at Sea, 2 ports cancelled and on-board health issues. The photo is one of a pilot who preferred to be taken off the ship by helicopter, rather than by Pilot boat, in strong weather. We had arrived Maputo Mozambique late due to adverse winds and faster than...
Impressions of Maputo, Capital of Mozambique

Impressions of Maputo, Capital of Mozambique

The $800 million suspension bridge linking Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo with the other side of its bay, is being built by the Chinese, and jointly funded by the Chinese and Mozambique governments. When completed in April of this year, it will apparently be the...
Odds and Ends – South Africa

Odds and Ends – South Africa

Zulu Wedding Dance One of our Guides ” Ok, Good People, Now I tell you more about South Africa…” Statue honouring Nelson Mandela. This is the prison from which he was released and walked away a free man. “Everybody, the beer is over...