Wanderlust has been kicking in and I decided to go through my travel folder when I found so many pictures from Seoul during Spring this year. It was a few days after I got my camera and the excitement got me taking so many pictures. Thought I’d share some of them with you guys.💛
I remember when I shared a post about Seoul some of you guys said it’s on their bucket list,which other countries or cities would you like to visit one day?
Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely day.😊
I was in Nungwi, Zanzibar for Eid holiday. Nungwi is a village not less than 1 hour drive out of town where a number of beach hotels are situated.We stayed at the double tree resort by hilton hotel .I was there for two days,and spent both doing water sports,eating and falling asleep early to the night breeze – no better way to let loose.Once I got back, I spent the weekend recovering from all the action. That fly board kicked my butt and I still didn’t manage.
My Zanzibar experience has been redefined,I had never taken time to do proper tours on the spice Island before.This time around I had all excursions handled by Serena hotel where I was staying.I had a full day of touring and lunch at the Serena Mangapwani restaurant by Mangapwani beach, all planned.
On that morning,after a good breakfast we were introduced to our very informative guide for the stone town tour Mr. Hemedi Abdallah who started by giving us a brief history of Zanzibar during the slave trade era,colonial times and post colonial times.We begun the stone town walking tour by going through the narrow streets of stone town to see the beautiful Zanzibari architecture which is mostly influenced by Indian and Arab traders.Centuries ago,indian and arab traders used the monsoon winds to sail across the Indian ocean to Zanzibar.They carried out a number of activities and took part in the slave trade.Historically people from different parts of the world such as the Portuguese,Indians,arabs and later the British settled in Zanzibar at different times conducting different activities.Stone town,Zanzibar is now a UNESCO heritage site.Building from historical times are kept and maintained in the same way they were built for preservation purposes.This is all evidently seen on the narrow streets,wooden doors decorated with brass, uniquely built rooftops and other land marks.
Zanzibar has always been my favourite destination, and this time around staying at the award winning Zanzibar serena hotel has given me the best of it. Being situated in one of the best streets of stone town on the beach front in two historic buildings, Zanzibar Serena is a home away from home.
We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and were received with cold hand towels and fresh pineapple juice at the reception. After checking in and being assisted with our luggages to the rooms we spend the rest of the day going around the hotel interested to find out what got the hotel scooping the 2016 world travel awards winner for both best Tanzania’s leading boutique hotel and best hotel in Zanzibar. I was pretty excited about everything mostly the Zanzibari style hotel architecture which is mostly influence by the diversity of other cultures who came and/or settled in Zanzibar centuries ago. All the pictures I saw online were less of the gem it is. I had been to Zanzibar before not less that three times, but I had never stayed in a better hotel.The decor is to die for, I snapped almost everything and while at it I found an interesting landline phone that was used during extelcoms operations in this same building early last century.