I had never used Uber until I wrote this post about Uber launching in Dar es Salaam. Since then, it has been a Godsend! With its attractive rates, and the fact that you can call for transportation at any time without necessarily knowing a specific taxi driver, or its great mapping tool which allows you to call for a ride even when you are not too sure how to describe where you are, I know I will be using Uber again and again. With the holiday season — and its many parties — upon us, call or schedule an Uber to drive you … Continue reading →
Ok, let’s get a little visual again. Over the past month or so, my Instagram gallery has taken my followers on a journey through Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda; eating and socializing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and on a road trip to the ruins of the ancient sultanate of Kilwa, off the southern coast of mainland Tanzania, crossing the Rufiji river which I had heard so much about but had never seen. With no further ado, here are some of my followers’ favorite pictures since my last Instagram roundup post. I hope you like them too!
In September, I had the pleasure of attending the 12th edition of Kwita Izina, Rwanda’s annual baby gorilla naming ceremony organized by the Rwanda Development Board. I’d wanted to attend Kwita Izina for years but somehow never got around to it. This year, for the first time, September found me in Rwanda so I could make this dream come true. Today, I’d like to tell you a little bit about what I experienced at Kwita Izina. But first, some background… What is Kwita Izina? Kwita Izina is an annual event, held every September, organized by the Rwanda Development Board to name each baby … Continue reading →
The second half of this year has seen me doing my share of travelling. First it was to Northern Tanzania, then Uganda, Rwanda, and now back to Uganda again. My Instagram gallery has been mirroring a similar route, though also including destinations such as Nairobi and Mikumi National Park. I’ve had lots of fun sharing these pics with my followers on Instagram, and since I know that many of you, who read this blog, are not active Instagram users, I thought I’d share the best of those pictures with you here. I hope you like them. Please be sure to let … Continue reading →
In case you haven’t yet heard, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Africa for the first time last week. On Tuesday, he made a surprise visit to Lagos, Nigeria and then arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday (only to return once more to Nigeria the following day). Want to know a bit about what he was up to while he was in Kenya? Here’s the scoop on that. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Kenya last week on his first trip to Africa. While in the country, he visited the iHub, a technology hub in Nairobi. There he met with developers and partners to explore how the country’s pioneering mobile … Continue reading →
The 21st century has come with lots of hairstyles and trends, with colored hair being one of the most popular. As you go past many beautiful women on the streets of Kampala, at places of work, and especially at universities, you can’t help but notice that they sport two or more colors in their hair. The color that seems to be most sought after is maroon. This is a color that will leave you amazed by its beauty when blended or used alone. Women irrespective of skin color, shape of face, and age have rocked maroon hair in various forms. This is because maroon … Continue reading →
The first week of August, August 1-7, is World Breastfeeding Week. Although I am not a mother, the negative attitudes towards breastfeeding that I see online, especially those that shame mothers who breastfeed in public, deeply disturb me. How else can a mother breastfeed an infant regularly without confining herself to her home during that period?! To mark this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, I’d like to talk about something a little different. Today, I’d like to share with you some information that I came across recently that highlights not only the benefits of breastfeeding, but specifically stresses the importance of giving breast milk to … Continue reading →