Pate Island

Pate Island

exploring the mostly untouched island without any tourists or traces of modernity

Location: 

Pate Island, Kenya

Duration: 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Personal highlights

  1. Pate Island: totally untouristic and rather remote island in the Indian Ocean
  2. Pate Town: pretty well-built houses without any traces of modernity or luxery
  3. Inhabitants: living in very poor conditions, woman are shy and men are curious
  4. Old Town: crumbling ruins of old Arabic houses, with many stories and tales
  5. Chinese: there are many, yet unproven reports of ancient Chinese travelers

Image sources

  1. Private garden of Eden
  2. Yet another Donkey
  3. Controlling the crew
  4. Stranded fisher boat
  5. Preparing dinner

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