Archive for month: August, 2008

Zanzibar beaches.

31 August, 2008 (08:05) | Hedonism, Life | By: Olivier

I’ve spent the last week eating, reading, swimming and sleeping on Zanzibar’s most beautiful beaches. Pongwe, Matemwe and the magical Mnemba island for a spectacular finale with Suni antelopes, chocolate and pepper cookies and a crazy night dive. This is probably as good as it gets…

Chumbe island

24 August, 2008 (08:28) | Life | By: Olivier

Chumbe – a tiny corallian island on the west coast of Zanzibar – is an ecological reserve and a fascinating experiment in sustainable living.

With the blessing of the government, a non-profit organization runs it in a way that strives to have the smallest possible impact on the surrounding nature. Researchers from around the world come [...]

Jozani Forest.

20 August, 2008 (05:21) | Life | By: Olivier

Jozani Forest: its red mahogany trees, its mangrove but mostly its endemic red colobus monkeys.

Zanzibar Stone Town.

19 August, 2008 (08:40) | Life | By: Olivier

In truth, Stone Town should be called Fusion City. It’s a fascinating mix of cultures: African, Arab, Indian and European influences intertwined everywhere. From the rooftops you’ll realize that the mosque, the indian temple and the christian cathedral are no further than 200 meters apart. One day you could eat Swahili food, the next Indian [...]

On grades, length and difficulty

16 August, 2008 (10:13) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel Cook over at Lost Garden was kind enough to write an article about game critics and Soul Bubbles. He is, as always, a lot more articulate than I could ever hope to be and I am very thankful for his kind words, thought I am not sure we deserve [...]