On my way back from Tanzania, I flew across to Zanzibar to experience the beautiful Spice Island. I've never been rained on and still sweated at the same time; that was a little bizarre in the dense humidity. Staying in a remote beach location, I pretty much had the rustic resort in Nungwi to myself - and they put me up in the honeymoon suite. Work can be tough sometimes ;) The spice tour itself was fascinating and I purchased quite a lot. It's probably more commercial now, but back then it was just me and my guide wandering around - him teaching, me tasting. We got so engrossed, I missed my flight back to Dar. I was taking 3 flights in 1 day to get home to the UK and missing the first 1 was stressful. A 50 USD bribe ensured I made the next charter back to the mainland, but what a carry on!
Other fond memories of Zanzibar include the gorgeous, cheeky, intelligent red Colobus monkeys, and visiting Freddie Mercury's house in Stone Town where he was born. I am a massive Queen fan :)
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.