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October 13, 2021
5 Min. Read

Doors, teapots and lace blouses

On the vintage shopping trail with 4 great stops Where neither Gucci nor Zara Home are to be found, second-hand goods for home and beauty are an alluring alternative. Discover hidden vintage gems outside Stone Town with guide Said.  The teapot with a coral-coloured flower pattern, stamped “Mason’s China” on the bottom, is lovely but […]
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October 13, 2021
2 Min. Read

Inside Fumba Town

True stories of new residents “Zanzibaris care for each other” Single and a Swahili student, Sarah Bennet, 27, from Pennsylvania moved to Fuma Town because it’s affordable and safe. You seem to have one of the best views in town… Yes, from my little apartment on the second floor I can see right over the […]
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October 13, 2021
3 Min. Read

Behind the curtain

Dressing your windows in style Who can resist the draw of curtains? Read here what’s en vogue, keeps heat, light and curious neighbours at bay – and is available in Zanzibar and Tanzania. By Itika Killimbe Drapery is fun. But some residents in Fumba Town don’t want curtains at all, for two reasons: ”I just […]
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September 28, 2021
2 Min. Read

Already a green warrior at 20

“Not everybody has to study” insists Maliha Sumar and chose a different green career instead. Only 20 years old, Tanzanian born Maliha Sumar has already done her fair share in saving the world. She fought against climate change, collected plastic garbage, joined the boat activists of “Flipflopi” in Mwanza, who sailed from Lamu in Kenya […]
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September 28, 2021
2 Min. Read

Folk going hip

Local start-ups give craft a new meaning From shopping baskets and exotic mirrors to ohhh-so-sweet scented candles – artisan producers are popping up in Tanzania. We met some exceptional ones at Fumba Town’s own market The candle lady “Every time she’s at the market, I have to buy a candle or two”, says Rosemary, a […]
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September 24, 2021
2 Min. Read

Art in Zanzibar

Finding and buying art in Zanzibar can be tedious. Some new (and established) art outlets are set to improve quality. It was full house when the Emerson on Hurumzi Hotel recently embarked on its biggest art exhibition ever with 35 local artists. 80 artworks – by Dallah Wise, Mmadi Ausiy, Y. Kola, the shy pen […]
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September 24, 2021
2 Min. Read

Mashariki: All that jazz!

Fumba coming to town with festival and market Eight bands, one day - and the Kwetu Kwenu market for the first time in town. That’s the idea of the Mashariki festival on October 8, 2021 at the Old Fort. The newcomer festival – a prime East African cultural event for Zanzibar – will bring a […]
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September 16, 2021
3 Min. Read

Capturing the soul of Zanzibar

With his striking looks Robin Batista, 45, could easily pass for a model himself - but he’s actually the man BEHIND the camera. Since almost 20 years. One of the most established Zanzibari and Stone Town professional photographers, Robin Batista has covered almost all facets of his trade – from romantic wedding to fashion shooting, […]
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