Christmas … reminds me of beach days – you know – sun, surf and sand. It also reminds me of seafood, cocktails and mangoes. Yes, I am from the southern hemisphere, Australia to be exact, no white Christmas in sight here.
Because we weren’t spending Christmas with our families in tropical Australia, we decided to keep the tropical theme, opting for Zanzibar, Tanzania (Addis Ababa, for those who don’t know, is not tropical or warm. At 2500m above sea level it maintains a pretty constant yearly average temperature of 16-18 degrees celcius, brrrr). Zanzibar provided a wonderful backdrop for another African Christmas – seafood, mangoes, warm weather, an ocean and a different culture.
Warning: you will see a lot of seafood, boat and water images here. If sensitive to these, turn away every so often!
While the women and children collect small fish, seaweed and octopus in the lagoon.
The sun rises and sets with the most vivid colours, reminding me of what an incredible place this is.
I know it’s not for everyone, but what a way to spend Christmas…