One Month in Stone Town, Zanzibar

By Liza Nagode. One year and five months have passed since I traveled to Zanzibar. The journey was part of the study abroad program I attended and during which I traveled around the world, to Tanzania, India, New Zealand, and Guatemala. I traveled to immerse and experience. I traveled to learn. Learn about the “other,” about myself, and about connections between us, the humanity. And so I lived eight months that profoundly changed who I am and the way I perceive the world. Zanzibar was our first stop. The island reached its independence from Great Britain in 1963, which led to the …