Exotic Zanzibar

Exotic Zanzibar

Exotic ZanzibarZanzibar. For me just saying “Zanzibar” conjures a

foreign, very exotic, and faraway place.

Bustling Zanzibar

A bustling place of new sights, sounds and aromas.

Ancient Zanzibar

A place of ancient looking shuttered apartments

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…overlooking narrow, winding alleyways.

Exotic Zanzibar

A place where the architecture is a blend of ancient Persia and India.

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A place whose people have different customs and beliefs than my own.

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A place with markets of strange…and aromatic foods.

Exotic Zanzibar

A place where dhows ply the nearby waters as they have for centuries.

Exotic Zanzibar

A place where you can get a damn good gin and tonic.

Oh Zanzibar, you are calling me back!

Related articles:

Sambusi’s Two Tables ~ Zanzibar ~ A Cultural & Culinary Experience, by travelerlynne.

More Zanzibar photos here and here.

Check out the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge to find out what others see as Foreign.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Your photos are like a walk near the ocean on a spectacular day… warm, soothing and inviting… I love the whole atmosphere, colors and shots in this post… Great job Ron! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth, your comments are so encouraging.

  2. Absolutely beautiful.

    1. Thank you. As you point out in your post, Zanzibar has such a fascinating history.

  3. Fabulous, and exotic, yes! Great photos, lovely tone..

    1. Thank you. Exotic for sure. Zanzibar is back on the bucket list.

  4. Lovely photos … once again.

    1. Thanks Laurie. I have been enjoying your flower garden.

  5. very nice images! on Friday i come back, cant wait:D

    1. Thank you Malina, and I am looking forward to your Africa Adventure.

  6. Great photos. I’ve been meaning to go there for a couple of years. Maybe next time we’re back in Africa. 🙂

    1. You should go. Zanzibar is a very unique place.

  7. Oooh, it does look exotic – what a wonderful colorful gallery!

    1. Thank you. Zanzibar provided the color, I just took the pictures. 🙂

  8. Wonderful pics! Architecture and colours…Nice place to get lost…

    1. Thank you. And it is easy to get lost in the maze of winding alleys. 🙂

  9. Fab set of shots as always Ron. Just perfect for exotic and foreign!

      1. No! Would love to someday.

  10. Beautiful photos, Ron – I particularly like the first one – and there’s a couple of intereting door shots there …

    1. Thanks Lynne. The first one is my favorite too. The doors are fantastic.

  11. fabulous images Ron…you have really piqued my interest in this wonderful place

    1. Thank you Jo. It is truly an unique place.

  12. An amazing place – you’ve captured it perfectly!

  13. Your photos and the way you write it down are really exotic! 🙂

  14. Gorgeous photos and I love that you ended with the very important G & T!

    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes the end of the day G&T is vital.

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