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May 20, 2020
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The Meaning Of Ramadan

Often visitors to Zanzibar wonder if Ramadan (also: Ramadhan), the holiest time of the year for Muslims around the world, is the right time to visit the island. Holidaymakers need not worry: While it is true, that the mood during this time somewhat changes to a more quiet and meditative state, everyone’s welcome to join […]
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May 15, 2020
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Stylish start for your home

By Andrea Tapper  It’s simply called  ‘The Green Room” and located at Slipway in Dar es Salaam. But the creative deco heaven is nothing short of an upmarket “Mini-IKEA” in Africa.  Founder and owner Elmarie van Heerden, a native South African, would probably strongly reject that definition. And truly, her fine and trendy furniture repertoire […]
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May 15, 2020
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Test the green life

Ready to move? The spectrum of rental space in Zanzibar increased substantially overnight with the new satellite town of Fumba opening up. Immaculate living spaces embedded in well-kept tropical gardens, clean water from the tap. High-speed glass fibre internet, top-notch safety for you and your family. Zanzibar, notoriously short of decent apartments and houses - […]
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May 15, 2020
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Dress to Impress

Before black, there was colour. At least that’s what cultural expert Faridi Hamid says about buibuis.  Colourful scarfs called kitambi, in thick, intricately woven material, were worn by Swahili women (and men) long before the Portuguese arrived at the shores of Zanzibar in 1503”, Zanzibari historian Faridi Hamid says. Writing about traditional dresses, no matter […]
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