Bear market now, no more taxi, take DalaDala instead, 40 times cheaper!

DalaDala is the minibus in Zanzibar, like many countries that work with minibuses, whenever the car gets filled, it leaves.

Picture above was insane, I know. It reminds me of the tuktuks in India or those colorful chicken buses in Tierradentro, Colombia.

Luckily the one I took from Stone Town to Jambiani wasn’t filled that bad.

Bus station in Kerekwek, a town outside Stone Town, I first took a minibus there.

In KereKwek you can find many daladala to the Southern coastal villages.

Driver were filling the top of the car with luggages, I was soon amazed by how much it can fit. Seems people from villages all come to Stone Town to buy fruits/flours etc even eggs and take back home with DalaDala.

Anyways, I got a seat for 2000 shillings (less than 1$) to get to Jambiani. Oh forgot to say, you always pay after the trip.

It can get really full for part of the trip.

Scenic ride.

Fruits looking good.

Actually lot of times I prefer those crazy local public tranport even if it’s not bear market. It somehow adds fun to the trip.

I love Stone Town’s signature street snack – Zanzibar Mix / Urojo Soup

I had no idea before what they eat in Zanzibar, just like I had no idea which months of the year are raining season in Zanzibar.

When I walked past this street, it started raining so hard that I couldn’t continue walking.

So I sat down at the steps of someone’s door, there was a food stall where the boy was asking me if I’ve ever tried “Zanzibar Mix”.

I was about to ask what is “Zanzibar Mix”, then figured it out myself seeing all the kids come with their own bowl to buy it. They told me it’s tasty.

I definitely want to try it out!

Waiting.

Nowadays I’m super patient while waiting, thanks to Steemit, actually I made this draft on wordpress while waiting for my Zanzibar Mix.

Finally I got mine!

Ignore my hair. I’ll have to abandon my fringe if I ever live in a tropical place I guess lol.

I hope gif shows, so if you wonder what Zanzibar Mix, or Urojo Soup is, it’s the most popular street food in Tanzania, especially in Dar es Salaam and, of course, Stone Town in Zanzibar.

The flavorful sauce is cooked with mango and lemon, so feels a but sour, the soup is with fried mashed potatoes, a spoon of coconut chutney, tiny cubes of potatoes, crispy bhajias, sprinkled with deep-fried cassava.

I love it!

Jambo Stone Town!

Jambo, Stone town!

Jambo means hello here 🙂

Stone Town is so far from the beach, can only play with cats.

Some snack

Spice market.

Some random shots.

View of Stone Town

Head to the beach tomorrow 🙂

Should be fun.

Airport selfie :) Off to Zanzibar

Back in Balgium for a day, unpack and pack again.

I have a busy life. Looks like it.

Off to Zanzibar for a week, no luxury though, bear market.

Can’t wait to escape European winter now.

Haven’t been to the gym for a while in fact, maybe I need to press this button to lose some weight before heading to the beach lol.

(photo above taken in Kreuzberg, Berlin, they have the best street art there. )

Anyway, stay tuned and see you in a while!