Zanzibar’s Best Data

Update October 2017: A lot of links that were on this page were broken when the Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) changed their website. It’s not the most user-friendly of sites but I’ve trawled through it and tried to replace the links where possible and add a few new ones. There are also… Continue reading Zanzibar’s Best Data

Life in Zanzibar: An Introduction

Singing carols with friends and occasionally attempting harmonies. Top marks to Nell for hosting a great party and nailing the descant to Hark the Herald.

Now you know the most important things about Zanzibar itself, I thought it’s about time to write a little about my life here. Stone Town Firstly, I live in Stone Town (see aerial shot below), a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a very old town full of narrow winding streets that make it exceedingly easy… Continue reading Life in Zanzibar: An Introduction

Top five things you should know about Zanzibar

Without turning this blog into Buzzfeed, I thought that before I say much about Zanzibar, I should lay out the basics. This is mostly because, six months ago when I got the email from ODI telling me I’d be going here, I don’t I knew any of this stuff, so I am assuming neither does… Continue reading Top five things you should know about Zanzibar


About nine years after my first doomed attempt at blogging and many more since, I think this time I may be ready to commit to this thing on a regular basis. As you can probably tell from my about section, I’m not completely sure where I’m heading with this personal-professional hybrid blog, but figure that… Continue reading Introduction