Too busy to blog myself right now but thought y’all would enjoy this.
Freek very kindly drove us down to Ferry Harbour in morning.
Booked VIP seats and chilled in lounge – great just people watching. Announcement made to start boarding, dude came up to us saying we had to pay a “tourist tax”, took us over to so called office demanded passports – smelt a rat! Bull shit again – got passports back and ran to ferry entrance. We are old and white – but not stupid!!! Hope tourists to South Africa don’t get the same treatment.
Trip across great, VIP lounge cool and air conditioned but think I would have preferred being on the deck with the sea air in my face and with the people. Disembarked one and half hours later. Zanzibar! Avoided hundreds of touts, taxi and tour guides etc. Smiled and shook our heads. We knew our hotel was not far away and baggage minimal –…
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