Zanzibar

Now part of Tanzania, this island has become a honeymoon destination for many Europeans and well-to-do Africans. It is still known for its spices, beaches, and being the former main exit for the East African slave-trade. Then in the 1970s and 1980s, Zanzibar became famous for being the birthplace of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the band Queen.

Zanzibar: Name Alone Sounds Exotic

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Just saying Zanzibar sounds exotic. Didn’t Crosby and Hope take the Road to Zanzibar?  Now part of Tanzania (formerly two countries: Tanganyika and Zanzibar), this island has become a honeymoon destination for many Europeans and well-to-do Africans.  Still known for its spices, beaches, and being formerly the main exit for the East African slave-trade, in […]

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2007 Walleigh Travel Journal: Living & Working in Nairobi + Traveling Eastern Africa

Africa

Dec. 3, 2007 – Still in Emotional & Physical Transit through December 5th Though we landed in California late on Nov. 18th and spent the night at 1050 Fremont, we left again 36 hours later on Nov. 20th morning.  We had been warned of culture shock when re-entering our old lives. But we’ve spent Nov. […]

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