Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Visit to Zanzibar with Whitney!

Seeing that Zanzibar is just off the coast of Dar es Salaam in the Indian Ocean, we thought we'd check it out while Whitney was here. Zanzibar is known for it's spices, the rare Red Colobus Monkey, and the last place the slave trade was active. Stone Town, an old Arabic portion of the city of Zanzibar has narrow stone streets and beautiful carved wooden entry ways. It is quiet and the pace is slow and relaxing. It was a perfect day.
We are in the Anglican Cathedral, dedicated to the end of the slave trade and built on top of the former slave market.

For many years Stone Town in Zanzibar was a major center for the slave trade. Slaves were taken from mainland Africa and traded with the Middle East. The Anglican Cathedral is built on the site of a former slave market and shows these statues, by sculptor, Clara Somas. It is a haunting reminder of man's inhumanity to man.
"Thinking of you, Avery", Love Auntie Whit
The Colobus Monkeys have no predators and are very friendly to humans.

Whitney's first step in the Indian Ocean

Dad, Whitney & Mom at the end of our day in Zanzibar

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