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Kendwa Rocks

November 25th, 2009 by · 5 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

Heeding the advice of fellow travelers, we take a bus to the North of Zanzibar, seeking tranquil beaches and unrelenting sunshine. Kendwa Rocks becomes our new home. The ocean beautiful, covered in fine white sand, sea shades of light green to dark blues disappear behind the horizon. A boy standing in his dugout canoes drudges […]

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Two Weeks on Zanzibar’s Archipelego

November 24th, 2009 by · 1 Comment · Africa, Tanzania

The sun is directly overhead as we ferry along the equator from Dar El Salaam to Zanzibar. Ancient wooden dhous sail on our wake, reeling in full nets for the fish market. The slow ferry saves us money, so we climb aboard claiming two seats, in the shade no less, and wedge between local Tanzanians. […]

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Another Week on the Beach

September 23rd, 2009 by · 3 Comments · Africa, Morocco

Kester forgot to mention two important things. One, Taghazoute is drier than Zion. And two, the surf doesn’t really kick in until November. Our apartment is excellent; a kitchen, a cat, and a balcony that, if you fell off at high tide, would land you in the ocean. We found a liquor store in the […]

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September 9th, 2009 by · 3 Comments · Africa, Morocco

Into the dark of last night, our bus pulled into Essaouira, a fishermens port. Gypsies throng at the bus vying attention for money, food, cheap places to stay while the street kids press at your side… We are quite used to this now, and like many bus stations, the less fortunate prey on the newly […]

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September 8th, 2009 by · No Comments · Africa, Morocco

A crescent lagoon nestled down the valley of Oualidia turned into an unexpected peaceful coastal town of maybe 4000. An early morning fishing spectacle- blue wooden boats cresting the swells, fisherman, hand over hand, pulling in a catch of crab and lobster, and surfers straddling boards,waiting for the big one. At times we are sleeping […]

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