Zanzibar Travel Blog› entry 10 of 15 › view all entries
December 31st, 2006 – by: jenn79
Walking along the beach was surreal. It was cloudy enough that the sun didn't burn and the reflected light made everything crystal clear. I stopped at this shack of a restaurant near the beach because I was starving. The staff there was nice enough to offer us a menu even though they were closed (we arrived right between lunch and dinner) and we ordered calamari, fresh fruit and some sort of fish.
Marco, Vanessa and I were chilling in this beautiful bungalow on the sand without a care in the world except how best to peel our little bananas when all of a sudden we see one of the associates drag an octopus out of the ocean and SLAM it on the ground to kill it.
I should really mention a thing or two about Marco and Vanessa. They are the absolute cutest, sweetest couple I've ever met! My face breaks into this huge smile when I think about them, as they really helped me keep my sanity. They were never anything less than warm, kind, hospitable and funny. I could always go to them when my happiness barometer fell low and I would feel completely replenished. Thank you Marco and Vanessa for helping me feel like your family =)
I saw a hammock at Paget beach and made a beeline for it. I love hammocks! The staff working there was so nice and they came over and rocked me, but I felt embarrassed that they would spend their time pushing me on a hammock so I thanked them but insisted I was fine. Everything there is made with wood, twine, natural elements that are so raw and sturdy that I couldn't help but marvel.
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