Why are these beds so high?
December '03

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The hotel room in Stone Town, THE city on the island of Zanzibar, was memorable, with high ceilings and Arabic decor. It held a lot of antiques of carved wood and tiles and battered musical instruments. The beds were on stilts draped with mosquito netting. And thankfully, air conditioning. Still can't figure out why the bed was on stilts; floods don't happen in this part of the world. Somebody commented that perhaps it was because rats and mice can't jump that high. (!!)
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