Tanzania
Matemwe

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day9

    Day 9: Off to Zanzibar

    February 10 in Tanzania ⋅ 🌬 30 °C

    The Kilimandscharo chapter is finished now and it’s time to start off to a new one: Me time on Zanzibar 🌴🐬🧜🏻‍♀️

    I am staying at this beautiful place called „Zanzibar Retreat Hotel“ 🌴 - it is right at the beach (Matemwe).

    I seriously have never seen a beach this beautiful. Not even Thailand or Mauritius can beat this beauty! The water is turquoise everywhere, warm like a bathtub and the sand ... oh my ... the sand is as soft as the flour we use at home for baking (no kidding).

    So a week of relax and chill? Actually yes, but it’s going to be a challenge. You know how I need stuff to do. On top of that I’m all by myself surrounded by couples, honeymooners and small groups of girlfriends ... but when the waiter asks for my order at dinner time my answer shall be “yes, just me” ... and I shall feel great about it every day 💛

    This week’s challenge: Be happy all by yourself, alone yet never lonely 🙏🥰👩🏼💛 - without having anything to do (believe me, this is a tough one) 😱😬
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  • Day15

    Day 15: Time to say goodbye

    February 16 in Tanzania ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Well, that’s it, today is my last day in paradise and also my last day in Tanzania - for now! Because I will come back in March.

    I spent my last day at the beach, in the pool and outside of the hotel exploring the surroundings a bit ... see for yourself but to me it was quite shocking that I can stay at this beautiful resort and just behind its walls there is people living ... uhm ... differently.

    Tanzania is a beautiful country. But it’s poor. It needs help. It deserves so much help because the people here are extremely friendly, they live in peace. So I’m already thinking about what I can do ...
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  • Day10

    Day 10: A culture of peace and happiness

    February 11 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Sorry for the late post...I’ve been busy doing nothing 🤷🏼‍♀️ 🌴🐬😎

    You know what I love about this country? The Hakuna Matata attitude (Swahili, means „no worries“ - so no it’s not just a thing invented by Disney’s Lion King). Everyone seems to be relaxed and happy.

    The best example of this is the many different tribes and religions living peacefully together in this county. Tanzania is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups and while approximately 60% of the population is Christian, there are also 35% of people following the Muslim belief (in Zanzibar it’s even more than 90%). And guess what, no war. No fights. No hate. 🙏💛

    I find this fascinating. This is not exactly a rich country measured per GDP, but still the people living here manage to set an example for the world 👍✌️

    One of the drivers I had told me that his dad is Muslim and his mom is Christian. On Sunday each of them attends a different service and the kids can chose whom to accompany until they are old enough to decide which faith to follow. I think this is fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. And I wish the rest of the world would do a better job in accepting people’s differences.

    Okay so this day was a “critical about society” day ... having nothing to do but think, these are the thoughts running through my head 😂

    PS: Simba is also Swahili language and means „Lion“...Disney apparently did a good research for their movie 🦁👌
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  • Day12

    Day 12: 33 degrees and I have a cold

    February 13 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Really can you believe it? It’s hot, so hot and I have to stay in bed to survive a cold 🤧

    Anyways ... I will be fine - as always 💪

    But being with a cold, I have decided “that’s it”. No more relaxation. Apparently too much rest weakens my body 😉

    So I have booked some trips for the remaining three days. I will keep you posted.

    As I have not done anything special today (not even read), here are just some random photos I took during the day.
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  • Day11

    Day 11: Nothing but rest and relaxation

    February 12 in Tanzania ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

    So far so good. I’ve managed quite a few days now without doing anything but hang at the beach. The result: I have finished reading one of two books (The Mastery of Love, a MUST READ) and I have red skin 🦞🦀

    The book I have mentioned is about the mastery of self-love and so there is also a chapter about beauty, saying that basically we are all beautiful (because we are LIFE); it’s just our culture and society that have programmed us to judge what is beautiful and what is not.

    Some food for thought. But I fully agree. Trust me, you will too if you think about it for a few minutes (really, read the book). The African people for example, have a completely different perception about what is beautiful than we do, so do Asians etc.

    So today I will share some people pictures with you.
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