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Typical Zanzibarian door, built to stop the elephants barging through...but there are no elephants on Zanzibar!
Woke up about 9:15am, packed up our stuff and headed to breakfast. I just had a slice of bread with jam. After brekkie left our luggage in the storage room then headed next door to the NBC bank to get some TSh out to change into Malawian Kwacha. Well, before we made it to the front of the line it broke. We waited at least an hour then gave up. Tried Barclays too but it was also out of order. Had luck on the 3rd try. No bureau de change would change into kwacha though unfortunately! Quickly scrawled two Tinga Tinga postcards to Mich and Kate back home and sent them off, then headed back to the hotel to catch a minivan to the ferry, which departed at 1pm back to mainland Tanzania. I slept nearly the whole way. It was so nice to see Jacob, Susan and Sammy again! I crowned Susan swimming champion with my palm leaf crown. She didn't take it off for ages. When we finally got back to the campsite I was so hot, sweaty and lethargic I went for a swim straight away, which was really nice. Then washed some clothes and just relaxed before tea. Had a nice simple tea of tough steak with fried potatoes and sauteed veggies, washed pots, then headed to bed. No ill effects from tea, yay! I think I am on the mend.
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Typical Zanzibarian door, built to…
Typical Zanzibarian door, built t…