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Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Stone Town
Type: Civic Centers
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Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Stone Town is a magical city!! The mix of cultures and architectonic styles give it a unic athomesfere. You should, when in there: - Get lost in their tiny streets; - Go to the market and dive in the colorful spices and fruits; - Go to the food market at the Forodhani Gardens; - Listen some local music at the... More

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Doha, Qatar
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed getting lost in the back alleys, and the locals will always gladly help you to get out. There was a lot of charm. Of course there are a lot of hawkers too, but that's pretty common in touristy areas. I had a good time in this area of the island.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Although I never felt unsafe, the hawkers trying to sell anything from sigarettes to clothing, became a problem. They never stops harassing you. Do not carry more money on you than needed. Bargain in the shops for better price.

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NSW
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Just visit & see for yourself. WALK & OBSERVE & ABSORB!! You won't be disappointed. Stay at Emerson Spice & your visit to Stone Town will be one you don't forget.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

After staying out in Jambiani, Zanzibar for a month, a trip into town was the perfect getaway! Get lost in the labyrinth of old streets, feast at the night market by the port, taste the exotic fruit flavored gelato at the gelateria across from Memories, and of course, shop for all kinds of souvenirs at the maze of stalls. It's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A 'real' Town, with many historical influences which still remain nad are evident... It's worth sampling the local fayre: goto the market area of StoneTown and eat in one of the student reataurants - you'll find it genuine, good food and well-priced too !

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Garland, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A gem of a city. Old, but exciting. Friendly, but exotic. Wonderful, but unique.One of the world's great cities. The fish market to the old fort were all great fun.

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Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It was a good walk around the buildings. Watch out for the motor bikes!. A tour guide gives you great insight about the local people and the slave trade that happened here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The town pays homage to another era. Cobbled stone roads, ornate wooden door carvings, twists and turns, glamour...The town is fascinating. The Museum is almost crumbling away, but the stories it can tell are wonderful. Our guide Omar of Fisherman Tour and Travel took us to Stone Tour, Jozani Forest as well as the Spice Town was knowledgeable, courteous and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This town is amazing. Tiny passages, white houses. similar architecture, the constant hustle bustle, I loved it. But keep in mind it may not be everyone's cup of tea. We met a couple who checked out of their Stone Town hotel and moved to a seaside resort because they found it too chaotic. If you are looking for history, culture... More

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