We are enjoying the Sauti za Busara Music Festival. It is a 4 day music festival with bands from all around Africa. Before the first day of performances, there was a brief parade through town.
Angi and I knew the parade was happening, and once we heard it start, we scurried across town (a ten minute walk) to find where we thought it would be. There was no map of the parade route, so we used our skills of deduction.
We found it!
A few weeks ago I did family portraits for some of our friends. We went to Forodhani Gardens for the photo shoot as the sun was starting to set. The Garden was filled with people, and when people saw some white guy taking serious photos (telling people where to sit and stand, ordering the family around, kneeling down, etc.) the chattering began. People wondered who the white guy with the camera was, and why this family was special…
Our friend (and Angi’s former Swahili teacher) Alwiya introduced us to a relative of hers who owns a resort here in Zanzibar. Alwiya asked if I would help her relative (Eddy) improve the website and brochure of the website, and I happily agreed.
Here are a few photos from a little over a week ago.
One of my favorite things to do is sit at an outdoor cafe, eating good food, with a refreshing drink, and watching people go by.
We have found just such a place in Zanzibar. The food is great (and verrrrry affordable for us because it is priced for locals.) The juice is freshly made. And the owners and workers are really good people. In the past 2+ weeks (they just expanded their menu about a month ago), since we got invited to try their food (the owners know the owners of our apartment), we have been at Ma Shaa Allah easily 25 times. Sometimes it is for coffee (for Angi) and juice, sometimes for the best Biryani on the island, sometimes for ice cream or a smoothie, and sometimes just because. We wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
In the picture, Angi is in “Her” seat…that is “Our” table. 🙂
These photos are from the dress rehearsal for this week’s Living Nativity Play held at Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Our good friend Peter is King Herod, sitting on his throne in picture #4.
The live performance will be held Thursday, December 22, at 7 p.m.
Some friends we met at Nairobi National Park (in order of appearance – unless they move around for some reason):
We got to attend our first football (soccer for you Yanks) game today.
“Our” team is the team in orange. They play for YIFOZA (Youth Interfaith Forum of Zanzibar) which brings together players from different religions to play on the same team. We met members of the organization a few weeks ago, through our friend Caroline, our friend we have known for almost 10 years. We met her and her (now) husband Michael when we lived in Lushoto.
Anyways, we were introduced to members of the organization and I found out that they have a football team, and well…
YIFOZA lost the game 1-0, but Angi and I both enjoyed ourselves (and our time with our friends Peter and Phillip) and we look forward to attending many more matches.