|Relaxing at the beach!|
|Above the roof tops of Stonetown|
Since the mountains we have spent 2 days in the heat and traffic of Dar es Salam, sorting some necessary business, and then travelled to the beautiful island of Zanzibar where we met with our friends Ian and Frankie Marsh (from Painswick). We stayed in a beautiful complex on the beach, enjoying some sea swimming and walks along the white sands, good meals and some days of luxury - and the excitement of our first English newspaper for many months.
Then we went to Stonetown, the extraordinary Arab-style old city, wandered through the narrow streets, ate freshly cooked fish on the sea front and enjoyed staying in one of the very old hotels - where we had a 45 foot long bedroom complete with stone bath!
We are now, with Ian and Frankie's company, driving back around the south of the country, with a 'day off' yesterday spent in the remote Ruaha national park. Tonight we are in the highest town in Tanzania - Mbeya - staying in a mission guest house.