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The Beach Bungalow Build: Zanzibar

The Beach Bungalow Build: Zanzibar

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The Beach Bungalow Build: Zanzibar

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Apr 3, 2015
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Sue Llewellyn backpacked around Southern Africa with her partner, Peter, for five months. Along the way she met a local man, Ame, trying desperately to make enough money to build a house to support his wife and child by running a seafood beach bar and restaurant in Zanzibar, Tanzania. At the time he was a one man operation and dreamed of owning three bungalows and a successful restaurant. By reviewing the restaurant on the net and introducing him to a friend who was teaching tourism, Sue set in motion a serious of events that led to the Beach Bungalow Build. Sue and Peter returned to Zanzibar at the end of their travels to assist with the project, planning to stay a few weeks but ended up living in the isolated village of Pingwe for over two months. Her story of life on the island and progress of the build is depicted through a series of connecting stories and photography.

Lançado em:
Apr 3, 2015
ISBN:
9781310328817
Formato:
Livro

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Sue Llewellyn was born in the 60's. She has traveled extensively for over 20 years and lived on three continents. Born in the UK she then moved Australia to live and work for a while when she met her partner Mitch. Sue has been blogging about her backpacking experiences since 2011. Her first adventure was a trip to America at the age of eighteen. Since then she has become an affirmed traveler who loves to seek out new experiences around the world. Her other interests are photography and writing. For many years she had stories floating around in her head about her travels and the people she met along the way but never had the courage to commit them to paper. All that changed when on one of her journeys she became extremely ill and had to return home for an operation. Whilst waiting for surgery and a conclusive diagnosis she started a travel blog to keep her mind occupied and also to write about the people who had enriched her life. Sue wrote her first book "A Samian Summer", which contains stories and photographs about her time in a small Greek village on the relatively unknown island of Samos, in 2014 and published it in 2015. In 2013 Sue backpacked around Southern Africa for five months. Along the way she met a local trying desperately to make enough money to build a house to support his wife and child by running a seafood beach bar and restaurant in Zanzibar, Tanzania. At the time he was a one man operation and dreamed of owning three bungalows and a successful restaurant. By reviewing the restaurant on the net and introducing him to a friend who was teaching tourism, Sue set in motion a serious of events that led to the Beach Bungalow Build. Sue returned to Zanzibar at the end of her travels to assist with the project, planning to stay a few weeks but ended up living in the isolated village of Pingwe for over two months. The story of life on the island and progress of the build is depicted through a series of connecting stories and photography in her second book "The Beach Bungalow Build - Zanzibar".

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The Beach Bungalow Build - Sue Llewellyn

THE BEACH BUNGALOW BUILD

BY

SUE LLEWELLYN

Copyright 2015 Sue Llewellyn

Published by Sue Llewellyn Smashwords

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For my family and friends, who never quite know where I will travel to next, yet remain supportive throughout.

Contents

Spice Island

Stone Town

The Welcome

How Hard Can It Be When All I Want Is a Cup of Tea

Mr Cheaper Cheaper and a Dog Called Beach Boy

He's My Brother

The Gifti

The Witch Doctor

The Plumber on the Beach

Hey Fundi

Mavis the Goat

Beautiful Beaches and a Birthday

Ali Barages Emporium

Kichina Takataka

Love

Local Medicine

Pweza

Mr Money

Prison Island

The Barber and the Brothel

Beach Combing

The Children of Pingwe

Time to go Home

List of Photographs in Order

Acknowledgements

About the Author

Spice Island

Sultans, assassination, eloping princesses, pirates and revolution, Zanzibar has had them all. Historically central to the slave, gold and spice trade, the island's main center, Stone Town, remains a thriving commercial hub and has recently been declared a world heritage site. Add stunning powder white beaches, aquamarine waters and the delicious fresh seafood that can be found here, into the cultural mix and the allure of this island becomes undeniable.

However, my partner, Peter, and myself returned for another reason. Our friend Ame, who we had met on a previous visit to the island, was building bungalows behind his restaurant on the beach. I admit that the seafood menu, including the specialty grilled lobster accompanied by a huge plate of chips ground over with hot, smoky, Zanzibar peppercorns was also a draw, but our main aim was to help with the project.

We arrived earlier than planned. Civil unrest in Mozambique forced us to cancel our plans to visit the country and swim with the whale sharks. An early return to Zanzibar seemed like a safer alternative to bullet ridden trains, fleeing villagers and army escorts through the Tet Corridor that the local news, African residents and other travelers had been reporting about.

We first met Ame when we decided to walk to the iconic 'Rock' on Pingwe beach. The 'Rock' is a tiny coral atoll and at low tide it is possible to walk out to the restaurant perched on its top, although at high tide a boat is required. Views of a sapphire and emerald green banded sea merging at the horizon with a flawless eggshell blue sky make it a popular place with tourists. However, we had been advised by an acquaintance to walk further up the beach to a small local restaurant where the views were as good, the menu even better and the prices on par with a backpacker's budget.

Leaving our fellow guests eating breakfast, we set out to walk around the headland whilst the tide was still low. Several hours, four resorts and a lot of unhelpful "it's just around the corner" directions later with no 'Rock' in sight we cut inland. After thirty minutes of walking down a dusty dirt and stone track, one of Peter's thongs broke. He walked barefooted for a further fifteen minutes before finally admitting that his feet hurt. We had just agreed to abandon the expedition, find the road and head back to our hostel when the driver of a passing truck took pity on us and picked us up.

Where are you going? he asked

The 'Rock' we replied

It's five minutes' walk from the village he said as he dropped us off'

How far is the village? we asked

Oh just around the corner

Thinking the village would provide a much needed drink, new thongs and a dalla dalla (bus) stop, we walked for another half a kilometre before arriving at a ramshackle shop in front of which locals lounged in the shade under a tree. Peter waved his thongs in the air and asked where he could buy some. A tall, well muscled man wearing dusty knee length shorts, a clean white vest and a pair of highly polished black boots in mint condition cut out from the crowd. He beckoned us over to the shaded veranda of a plain single storey, concrete-grey dwelling, where tools for repairing shoes were set out on a makeshift table. Inspecting the damage he said that he hadn't any new thongs but that he could mend the old ones. Amazed that anyone would attempt to repair a flip flop we agreed and sat down to watch. For the next three quarters

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