Bagamoyo visit- continued

by Lakshmi Menon
(Bangalore)

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The food was fabulous. We had ordered for the local food, as we wanted to know how was it. Ugali is their staple food. Ugali is made from finely ground white corn powder, something like ragi mudde, but white in colour. It is eaten with meat or vegetable stews, greens or soured milk. Most of the Swahili dishes contain coconut milk or banana. Bananas are used in meat, fish and chicken. Not only ugali, rice and cassava (tapioca) are also used as staple food.



Stone Town Zanzibar
Baga food

Stone Town Zanzibar
Bagamoyo Resort




The people are very friendly and hospitable.

There was a gift shop too inside which exhibited several good gift articles.

When we reached there it was already lunch time, and the sun was very hot. The water from the beach was very far away. "Don't worry. After sometime water will come up. Keep watching," said Jackson. I had forgotten to take my scribbling pad and pen to note down the details. Our request for a pen and paper was easily provided by the staff. We had our lunch there and spent time there until the water came up in the beach, and the heat of the sun had gone down. Till then as requested by me, Jackson entertained us with the local news, about his family, culture, schooling and life in Africa etc. We spent our time merrily on the white sandy beach, and in the crystal clean sea water. The beach was not too crowded.

On our way back home, we stopped our car at a vegetable vendor's shop. Fresh organic vegetables straight from the trees were available for sale at cheap rates, and we bought plenty of vegetables and fruits. As we were admiring the beauty of the land during our travel, we saw a crowd and some announcement was going on. "It is gospel teaching," said Jackson.

On the whole, we enjoyed our visit to Bagamoyo Beach.

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Oct 12, 2012
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by: Lakshmi

Thanks Eva and Safia, for reading my travelogue and commenting on it. (Eva, very sorry for this long delay in responding). I have many more places to write about, as and when I find time I will write about them. It is really a wonderful experience to visit many such places and even knowing their culture. I love such trips.

Oct 03, 2012
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Nice!
by: Safia

Wow,nice you got to visit such a town.
Thanks for sharing.

Nov 28, 2011
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Bagamoyao Visit
by: Eva Bell

Nice travelogue Lakshmi, and the photographs are great. I almost felt I was beside you on that trip. Waiting for more articles on Africa.

Nov 27, 2011
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Thanks Sneha
by: Lakshmi

You will surely see someday my travelogue book in print. It is in the pipeline. I can't say how long it will take.

Nov 27, 2011
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Travelogue
by: Sneha

Travelogues sure seem your forte.. Do publish a book with photographs from your travels. It will be excellent for a collector's bookshelf and reading.

Nov 26, 2011
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Thanks Bala
by: Lakshmi

Thank you Bala for reading and commenting about my travelogue. I'm glad to know that you liked it. I will be writing about the other places I visited in Africa, as and when I find time.

I enjoy writing about the less known places. There are already plenty of articles about the well known places, but as you said, many won't write about the less known places, and hence it is my humble attempt.

Nov 26, 2011
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Interesting
by: Bala

We are aware of people visiting places in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan, Singapore etc and writing about them, but we do not come across articles of places visited in African countries very often. In that respect I liked this nice article and enjoyed reading it. Hope you write about your visits to other such places which are generally not written about.

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