So. You all know recently we ventured across to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and across to Zanzibar from there to get married. I grew up across there and it’s definitely home to me. It’s nice to be able to share it with my own family now. We also travelled with my parents in law who stayed at our house in Tanzania. (My parents still live there).
The flight was a joyous 11/12 hours long with a 7 week old and a 16 month old! However they were both really great. As soon as the plane moved the toddler was happy with a few toys or a book or my iPad mini with lots of preloaded kids apps. The little one had no idea he had even flown by the looks of it. It was nice to have his parents on the flight but I’m so fiercely independent with my kids I’m sure I could have done it single handed with a few Valium.
We tried some drowsy Benadryl for Landon as our physician suggested but he knew all of the tricks and refused to have any of it!!
I was so excited to see all of my friends again. Especially those who had flown in just for my wedding. Zanzibar is just maybe my fave place in the world. It’s my five star beach haven where I feel safest happiest and at home.
Those are a few pics of the hotel itself. I was in a suite so I forgot to take pictures of just how gorgeous it was. These pics are courtesy of my friend Michon. Over at Sisterhood Diaries.
Of course I’m pinching a few more pics from over there taken by our friend Pia. A fab photographer in the making.
these are a few of our favourite places in Dar.
The yacht club where we had our boat and a membership to use the beach and pool and the bar. It’s a little social centre for all of the expatriates really.
And then this is a little shopping centre complex on the seafront where there is an African market an authentic version for tourists that is safe to visit. And a beach front bar and the store where I got my new favourite bracelet! It’s a cut spinel stone in my bracelet! Called an uru bracelet! It’s all the craze in Tanzania right now and they’re good value for stones at $250.00 starting prices.
The kids really loved their time here 🙂 we got up to plenty of mischief. From meeting other friends to lunch. To seeing their godparents 🙂
My parents threw us a fantastic BBQ with close friends of course it was my first drink since having the baby and I think I handled it well considering I was on champagne and whiskey!
My parents have a huge roof terrace with about four tables at their house its also got a kitchen on the roof and a ladies and mans toilets?! They also have a huge BBQ I’m so jealous of! However I’m not sure we get the weather here!
Holding Wyatt above is my friend Ashley who will be legal guardian with her partner Terry to our kids should anything happen. 🙂 she’s the biggest baby natural I have ever seen.
And this is wyatt with landons godmother Nafsika! Who is a total sweetie with the kids too. All of my friends are really!
Landon got his hair cut in a fab little car seat!!
The trip was amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat! We just can’t wait to go back to what feels like home. We are even considering a move there.