As you already saw some pictures of Stone Town, and seems like it may not be the most attractive part of the island, let me show you the real reason why tourists want to come to Zanzibar.
Zanzibar is a semi- autonomous region of Tanzania. It is an archipelago of many small islands, with two main and the biggest ones: Unguja which is informally called Zanzibar (in this post I will refer to Unguja as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The islands of the archipelago are distanced about 25 to 50 km away from the East Coast of Africa, on the Indian Ocean.
Athens. I always wanted to go there, as it is a place of many beginnings, like the beginning of democracy. It took me some time until I arrived there, simply because Greece always won as summer vacations destination and not a city break one. When we planned to go to Paros island, we chose to take a ferry from the Piraeus port near Athens in order to get there. Due to this fact we decided to take a chance and visit Athens. We had just 1,5 day, but we had enough time to see what we wanted to.
Greece is surely a beautiful summer destination. I have spent my vacations there several times, and always had a great time, because Greece offers everything summer vacation is about- warm sea, sunny weather, sandy beach, unforgettable views and delicious food. One of the latest places I have been to is a little island of Paros which is located about 3,5 hours by ferry from the Piraeus port near Athens. It belongs to Cyclades in the Aegean Sea.
Next stop on our journey through China was a city of Xian, known also as Chang’an, which means an eternal city.
Since it is located far from Hangzhou (in the North West, however, more central part of the country), we travelled there by plane. This city is especially interesting from the historical point of view, as it was a birth place of the ancient Chinese civilization, and its first capital.
Hangzhou is located in Zhejiang Province in East China. We got there from Shanghai by fast train (it is 176 km away), and you can see it in the picture below. It was the first time when experience this kind of a travel. Certainly it was quick and very comfortable.
Shanghai was the first stop on our trip through China. I was very curious about it as I have not been in such a big and populated city before, apart from Istanbul. This is the most populous city in the world (aprox.24 mln), and also one of the major centers of global trade, with the world’s third biggest port.