Monthly Archives: December 2011

Home for Christmas

Apart from a tiny attempt to decorate for Christmas on one of the hotels, I haven´t seen much here at Zanzibar to remind me that it is this time of the year. I know how everyone is busy getting ready … Continue reading

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Subiri kidogo

“Please wait” (literally “wait a little”) is the translation of the swahili frase in the heading of this blog post. And if you want to live on Zanzibar, you´ll learn these words pretty fast. Because there is a lot of waiting … Continue reading

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Zanzibarian phone calls

Soon after we arrived here in Zanzibar, people I met started asking for my phone number, even though I even didn´t know their names. This caught me by surprise, so before I knew what was going on, I had handed … Continue reading

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Regnskap

Siden vi ankom her på Zanzibar -for nøyaktig 2 måneder siden i dag, faktisk- har det blitt en del fellesutgifter på Gunn Elin og meg: Vi har kjøpt strøm til huset, mat til hundene, forsikring til bilen, lønn til vaskehjelpen, … Continue reading

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Living with the locals

The last week I have been staying in the house of a local family in the middle of Stone Town. This has been a very nice and unique experience for me. I have eaten like the Zanzibari people eat (except … Continue reading

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Hakuna matata

Few -if any- expressions in swahili is better known around the world, than hakuna matata. One of the reasons for this is probably a song from the movie The Lion King . But the expression is also frequently used by … Continue reading

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