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Jambo!

You can say I loved my vacation that much because I haven't been traveling abroad for over a year and you even might partly be right. However, I think it was mostly due to fact that it exactly was the vacation we needed. Hakuna Matata, pole pole - both common phrases on Zanzibar coast. I think each and everyone of you know what Hakuna Matata means and I think you might even sing the song in your heart or at least picture Pumbaa and Timon in your head. It is an actual Swahili phrase and it is used a lot with tourists. 'Would you like *service name*?' - 'No thanks' - 'Hakuna Matata'; 'Could you serve my breakfast 15 minutes earlier?' - 'sure, hakuna matata'. Pole pole means slowly, no rush. It is widely use to describe the road situation or offer to take your time in the shop but it quickly became our lifestyle. I still have issues collecting myself to a city girl vibe without much of pole pole + hakuna matata approach. Bare with me. And disclaimer: I will be posting about Zanzibar A LOT.


My first post is nothing new to people who read my Instagram, I used this outfit and photos for my birthday post. (yes, I celebrated my birthday on a tropical island, which a marvel by itself!) Anyways, I wore simple outfits most of the time making up with because scenery where the diversity in my looks lacked. I wore simple top, new sunglasses (a hit, I literally had several offers to sell them) and travel short/pants (they have a zipper and transform into one other and also there are millions of pockets, just kidding, only 10 but it is a lot if you ask me). Sunglasses are from Glassesop again. It's my favorite online shop and a trusted working partner. It's been almost two years since we started working and I am always very much impressed with quality. Bonus points here for new style of the case: super fun. also I have a little treat for you GSHOT35: 35% off on the entire order(sale frames excluded).


I was wearing:
Monki top
c/o iGlassesshop sunglasses (buy it here)
Adidas flipflips
Lui baceball cap or Modcloth hair piece accessory
snatched at Decathlon shop travel/hiking transforming pants
 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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Comments

  1. Oh wow! Zanzibar looks fabulous. I have never been anywhere like that before. Just makes me want to travel!

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  2. Wow! Well, you should keep on posting about Zanzibar cause it looks so great! Happy for you that you got to live the pole pole life even for a bit :)

    PS: I'm digging your sunglasses!

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  3. What a fun vacay! You look like you're having so much fun!

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  4. What a fab place to spend your birthday - looks glorious.

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  5. I love how your bright shirt looks on this beautiful beach!

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  6. I love how your bright shirt looks on this beautiful beach!

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  7. You are so lucky to be able to travel to Zanzibar! The beach looks gorgeous and your outfit is cute!

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  8. That island is so gorgeous! Some parts of it reminds me of Siagao here in the Philippines. I miss the beach! Haven't been to for so long now.

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  9. How I envy you to see you here, my mom who wants to move, travel, explore, see, feel free!

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  10. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Love your pics as well, that beautiful lighting and outfit goes really well.

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  11. Seems you had a great time on this beautiful island. This is definitely a place I want to visit one day! I love your photos. It made me miss going to beaches. Thank you for sharing your journey!

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  12. Wow, look at that beautiful blue water!!! I've always wanted to travel just about anywhere that has water like that. I can't wait for COVID restrictions to ease up here and plan a trip with the family. The Zanzibar coast looks like a great option.

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    1. it is! The water is strikingly blue and there is some ok snorking spots around. we traveled to a place with high tides: it was so much fun!

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  13. One question, can we swap? If I end up on vacation in a place like that this year the last thing that would concern me is my outfit. I'm glad that you got a chance to getaway and spend it somewhere amazing like Zanzibar.

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  14. This is totally an awesome spot for some relaxing well deserved vacation!

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  15. Beautiful place! I've heard so many great things about Zanzibar! I wish we could already travel.

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    1. Nothing could be more perfect than a day at the beach. It's my idea of heaven right now. Oh, Zanzibar.

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  16. you are so lucky!!! i cant wait to travel again! looks amazing

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  17. very instagrammable! I bet the place is really beautiful, hope i can travel soon too..

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  18. I love your outfit. Coz that was how I look in my everyday life. Hehe.

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  19. Sounds like quite an adventure! And I love a simple outfit!

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  20. Love your sunglasses. So cute!
    Thank you for sharing the link.

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  21. Wow, awesome that you were able to travel now! How is the situation with Covid there? It all looks so dreamy, the beaches wonderful. And of course, you looks as splendid as usual! Well done for managing to go to such a dreamy destination!

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    1. they had around 500 cases over the whole pandemic story so it's pretty safe there. also we've traveled to a very peaceful spot (not crowded north), our hotel had 6 rooms only and there were very little (5 or 6) around us 3 km both ways. so few people and generally safe country or so it seems.

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  22. Oh my goodness. That is so exciting that you were able to travel! It looks like an incredible place. I can't get over how picture perfect that sand is. Sigh! Your outfit is fabulous as well. You always look so stylish <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. yes! this place is so picture perfect, we made so many photos without much trouble at all! but I do think crabs had more portraits than I did, lol

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  23. Wow such a lovely holiday. And you look so relaxed. I would too in such a beautiful place. Zanzibar looks awesome.

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  24. This sounds like an amazing and well-deserved vacation! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to reading more about your adventures in Zanzibar!

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  25. Oh I would LOVE to visit Zanzibar! Looks amazing. I'm sure this was a nice break from the cold weather you've been having too! Looking forward to more stories of your adventure!

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  26. Wow Zanzibar must be pretty cool travel destination, had only heard of it in my Geography class. The outfits are nice as well.

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  27. 'Pole, pole' is also a really popular phrase that you quickly learn when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The number of people that have to give up before reaching the summit due to altitude sickness is often related to the number of people that are trying to rush their climb. They keep reminding us to take things slowly using 'pole, pole' throughout the climb to hopefully improve our chances of success.

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  28. I like how spacious your photos are, I mean, it looked like your rented the whole place for yourselves lol Not much people around?

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    2. yes! we had a small (only 6 rooms in total) hotel, half of vacation it was occupied on half and last week we were completely alone. our hotel was in between on two villages 3 and 4 kilometers away so it was very peaceful with few people around

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  29. This was informative and an eye-opening post for me. I have never really thought about this till now. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Great to read about your post on Zanzibar. This is one of the destinations I've never been to but have always been intrigued by.

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  31. Wow! Great pictures. I think it was a pleasant birthday for you. Have a wonderful autumn. Xoxo Nancy

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