Zanzibar; bright, vibrant, timeless, full of colour & texture and beautiful honest shiny smiling faces. It's a magical place, one I was privileged to visit many years ago and have very fond memories of. Today we're featuring beautiful images by Valeria from EFFLEURER PHOTO who also shares some of her thoughts on this tiny little island off the coast of East Africa.
"Standing on the rooftop terrace, gazing at the silhouettes of the dhows sleepily drifting in the harbour I was listening to the echoes of Swahili songs from the shore. Soft breeze laced with the scent of sandal and cinnamon was blowing through my hair.
Stone town - soulful and vibrant - hypnotised me. There was something magical, deep about it, hard to explain. It seemed you entered a secret world where the past and present intertwined in a beautiful manner. The place that made my heart beat with the rhythm of African drum.