「Throwback Thursday」Culture center in Jambiani, Zanzibar

In one of my vlogs in Zanzibar, I went to a local culture center where they cook local food and teach local dances. It’s also where the Kuza cave is.

After swimming in the cave for a while, I stayed for dinner and enjoyed local culture there.

Road to the cave

How the culture center looks like, not that much.

This girl is from Venezuela, she can dance as well as locals, very talented, I can’t learn so fast ^^

Kuza cave, most tourists come for the cave.

Sunset

Green selfie

Food was great, fish and vegetables.

They did some performance after dinner too.

As I mentioned in my vlog post,

It was fun, well, maybe not as fun as if you visit the village and tribe and to see the dances in their real life, instead of in a culture center, but not too bad.

They currently raised the entrance fee from 10000 (~ 4 euro) to 20000 shillings, the cave was really blue and beautiful (I wish I had waterproof camera with me so that I can show you under the water too), you can snorkeling to see how the shape of stones underneath the water is, there’s a diving route too.

Dinner wasn’t bad either, although for 20,000 shillings you can get something even better stuff in Jambiani village.They offer lodges too, not so expensive ones, around 20$ per night, in general the culture center seems OK, not too bad.That was my experience, you can check out my vlog and figure out if you want to go when you come to Zanzibar.

Sunset dinner in Yamoussoukro

I want to share some photos today at a small openair restaurant in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire.

The restaurant is called Restaurant Chez Georges, Yamoussoukro, not far from the main street.

Garden

The most/only typical food besides grilled fish and chicken in Côte d’Ivoire. Was eating this the whole time and now I kinda miss it! The sauce is called Gombo (correct me of I’m wrong), it tastes so great and spicy, so you can eat it every day.

Sunset in Africa always looks great!

Finally I can animate still photos as well!

Lately I saw so many animated photos, they look so cool with water and sky moving.

Today I downloaded the app and finally tested it out. The above picture is how the result looks like.

How I did it? Tutorial here!

I’m using Pixaloop, the free version seems enough. I’m sure you can find many different apps.

The shape of the waterfall is kinda complicated, so it takes time to make it animated, let’s start with simpler photos!

Original photo ^

Put some anchor around the area you don’t want it to move. And add path to the area you want it to move!

Voila!

I made some more pictures below, I was a bit bored I guess.

And with the waterfall I added so many anchors and paths.

Yes that’s how bored I was lol!

So if you are also interested to create motion stills, try it out!

Have fun.

Joy

Shopping mall in Abidjan

In Abidjan there are a few modern shopping centers. Went there on the last day of my trip because I need some warm clothes for in Europe to wear when I go back. I travelled light so only brought some summer clothes.

Of course, there aren’t many winter clothes in a tropical country like CI. What was I thinking? I managed to get a trench coat luckily, otherwise will need to wear the cami top in 0 degree Paris for my transit haha.

Economy in CI doesn’t seem so good. There aren’t many malls in the whole city and the mall doesn’t have many stores or restaurants either.

But I found a juice shop selling Bissap juice. Funny thing is you don’t find many bissap juice sold on the streets in Abidjan, not as many as in smaller towns.

A random selfie.

Fresh juices you can mostly only find in a shopping mall or restaurants. I think I like India and SE Asia more, where you find fresh juices more easily.