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“Everywhere in the world is your home. It’s just that people complicate things”. This pearl of wisdom was delivered by a gently smiling woman stirring a stockpot of okra and tomato.

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Songs and spices: the tastes of Zanzibar

03 October 2012 | 9:08 - By Karen Ashford

It can’t be halfway through the trip, surely, yet the calendar tells me it is. The days are flying by, another 5am start to make our early flight to Zanzibar, a 20 minutes hop from the mainland to this exotic sounding resort island with a rich history of spices and slavery.

The Village Museum and market, established in 1966, isn%u2019t hectic like the bigger markets and provides a great opportunity to really engage with locals and learn a bit about them. Pictured is Mwanaidi, a textiles designer whose skill and enthusiasm isn%u2019t the least bit hindered by her crutches. (SBS)

The Village Museum and market, established in 1966, isn%u2019t hectic like the bigger markets and provides a great opportunity to really engage with locals and learn a bit about them. Pictured is Mwanaidi, a textiles designer whose skill and enthusiasm isn%u2019t the least bit hindered by her crutches. (SBS)

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