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Zanzibar ‚?? Pretoria Aug 07 Part 2
« on: September 05, 2007, 07:43:16 am »
Day 3 - 9 Aug
Our stay at Casa del Mar came to an end ($145 bed, meals, drinks, incl) and we again made the hour ride to Stone Town.



Dolf decided to use his home made GPS to navigate to another part of the island while we waited for the time to pass. He was actually using his camera by zooming in and out to see where we were.









Nice scenery on the island.



Meeting the Masai



Zanzibar is quite popular with DS riders ............and girls!!!





The loading of the biles onto the ferry was a potential disaster waiting to happen. There were a huge gap between the ferry and the jetty with no walk-over support for the bikes to be loaded.  There were too many hands and a very primitive way of loading and off-loading the bikes. The five porters started bargaining at $100 per bike, but eventually settled for $18 per bike. Cost of the ferry to Dar-es-Salaam came to $35/person and $40/bike.





The ferry sailed through some heavy swells, but the bikes were so well secured that not even Hurricane Katrina could move them an inch. The other passengers had some serious sea sickness.










After a long 2 hour journey we arrived at the port of Dar. The off-loading went rather smoothly and we had to ride the bikes from the jetty to the top.



We have upgraded to the Movenpick Hotel (old Sheraton) in Dar-es-Salaam. This was more like a 5 star venue and you should have seen the expressions on the guests‚?? faces when the 2 smelly bikers walked in.



It was very hot and humid and we could not wait to get to the swimming pool to cool off.  Enjoyed tasty supper & cold beers with live 80‚??s music in the pub.




 

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Re: Zanzibar ‚?? Pretoria Aug 07 Part 2
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007, 07:46:02 am »
You are one luck bugger.......very lucky bugger..... :D ;D
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Re: Zanzibar ‚?? Pretoria Aug 07 Part 2
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2007, 08:45:35 am »
Awesome trip!

Er... isn't this guy's helmet on backwards... ??? I like the scoot though!

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Re: Zanzibar ‚?? Pretoria Aug 07 Part 2
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007, 12:06:07 pm »
looks like it yes!  ;D

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Re: Zanzibar ‚?? Pretoria Aug 07 Part 2
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2007, 09:31:27 pm »
Nice Report and pic's!
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Re: Zanzibar ‚?? Pretoria Aug 07 Part 2
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 07:39:15 am »
Awesome trip!

Er... isn't this guy's helmet on backwards... ??? I like the scoot though!



Never in my life have i seen so many vespa's in one place.
Majority wear their helmets like this, who know why ???

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Re: Zanzibar ‚?? Pretoria Aug 07 Part 2
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 08:25:32 pm »
Hi Watermat.  How did the Vara behaved?  WHat was the biggest challenges?
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