Category Archives: Auto

19 Sky, Water, & Sunset Photos and More Taken in Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Kigali and Elsewhere

For whatever reason, I seem to be looking upwards a lot lately. Every picture I post on Instagram nowadays seems to be of the sky or at the very least is sky-heavy. Sometimes it’s a very blue sky. Other times it’s a beautiful sunset. I don’t know what this says about me or the headspace I’m in right now, but what I do know is that, judging from the reaction I get, many of my Instagram followers, and hopefully you my readers, can relate. Whatever the case, today, I’d like to share the best of these photos and videos with you. Because … Continue reading

Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

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

Toyota Vitz Review: A Small Car That Packs a Great Punch

Happy New Year, dear reader! May this year be one that brings you the desires of your heart!…May it also grant me the desires of my heart too. When it comes to cars, the desire of my heart used to be extremely clear to me. I longed for a Peugeot 307 hatchback. For a number of years, I waited for the perfect combination of factors to come together so I could buy myself one. In the meantime, I would pass by the Peugeot showroom at Sarit, just to gaze at the car and…dream. Sadly, the perfect combination of factors is yet to come together. Tired … Continue reading

Auto Assured, Kenya

Update: In 2013, Auto Assured changed its name to INFAMA. Auto Assured Ltd. The Motoring Centre, Lenana Road Tel: +254 -(20)-2711420/1, +254-(20)-2727914/5 Mobile: +254-(722)-752543, +254-(733)-730763 Email:info@autoassured.com Yes, I know Christmas is right around the corner so I would do well to write a Christmas-related post today, but frankly, I am not a big fan of Christmas. What I will offer instead, in an effort to appease my readers who are in the throes of the holiday season, is that the service I am going to tell you about today would make an excellent gift for a loved one whose life you … Continue reading

Stantech Motors, Nairobi

Stantech Motors Shimo la Tewa Rd. (off Mombasa Road) Tel: +254-(20)-530662 )(pilot line) +254-(20)-558460-1 +254-(20)-555249 +254-(20)-552107 Website: www.stantechmotors.co.ke Hi, reader. How are you today? Allow me to deviate from my usual subject of places to go and products to buy and instead tell you about a great auto garage that consistently gives me great service. Today, I’d like to tell you about Stantech Motors, an auto garage located off Mombasa Road (before the turnoff to South B), near Marshalls. Before I get into why I recommend Stantech Motors, allow me first to tell you a little bit about why you … Continue reading