Monday, March 4 as of 8:00 am my truck was dealt by the service of maintenance at Mercedes-Benz. I spent a long day in Waiting Room with air-conditioned, which I fled from time to time, without drink nor snack! My vehicle was given to me around 17:20. I moved towards Sunrise Beach Resort in Kigamboni via the new bridge to avoid the ferry at this rush hour. I arrived at the night fallen around 18:30.
Tuesday, March 5 I used a motorbike to go to take the ferry bound for Dar Es Salaam, here, to visit the city while following the tour proposed by Lonely-Planet in two hours that I actually traversed in four hours to finish by taking a buffet in Hyatt Regency. Then I took again the ferry around 14:30 then a motorbike to return to Sunrise Beach Resort around 15:30 after one day filled well to visit the old city and its buildings of the time of German colonization before being made expel by the British who supported neither the French colonizers nor German and other Dutch. Brexit will set the pendulums to them right! The General Charles de Gaulle who had practiced them during the World War II had always refused the accession of the United Kingdom in Europe. The history agrees to him; alas a posteriori.
Wednesday, March 6 I took again a motorbike at 8:00 to go to take the ferry for Dar Es Salaam then to go to take the boat for Zanzibar, here, where I arrived around 12:00 to establish my tepee in Swedzan House held by a Swedish. From beginning to end four hours of way always with a heat of +33°C. After a frugal lunch of spaghetti in a low dive at the edge of the ocean I left for the first exploration the old city, Stone Town, here, with Lonely-Planet as breviary. I thus traversed in four long mornings the lanes on a tour of buildings of the Sultanate, the ancient gates, of the churches of the time of English colonization etc My course was all the more easy as the population is very obliging. To feed me out of fresh water I stopped in a shop where I was sure to find warm welcome and an armchair to rest me while discussing with the shop keeper. At the beginning of afternoon I was always restored at the same place of a dish of spaghetti, slow sugars, to hold me in form, before going to rest me in my tepee under a ventilator. On Friday evening I witnessed a concert of traditional music and songs, Taarab Musique.
On Sunday morning, March 10th, I made the opposite way from Stone Town, Swedzan House, to Kigamboni, Sunrise Beach Resort, where I had left my truck. There remained to me long work hours to select the taken pictures, to put them on page, and to write some explanation lines. I announce on the way that slavery dates from highest antiquity. Indeed the winners used the defeated as slaves. Europeans did not invent anything; the Moslem sultans provided them as "goods" to be exported towards colonies. Slavery, in all its forms, is contrary with human dignity. It will leave deep traces and for a long time in the human relations.