Tag Archives: Featured

Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony: Rwanda Development Board’s Kwita Izina

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 Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony: Rwanda Development Board’s Kwita Izina

8 Latest Hairstyles in Nairobi, Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

(Keep reading until the end for a slideshow of 8 of the latest hairstyles in Kenya 2017.) I recently changed my Facebook profile picture and got many comments from friends telling me how gorgeous I look. I received their compliments graciously, but to tell you the truth, I half-expected them. It’s not that I am vain or full of myself (at least I don’t think so); rather, I am just fully aware of how flattering plaited hairstyles are on me. In fact, that’s why I had my hair styled that way. I was going away on vacation with a special someone and wanted … Continue reading 8 Latest Hairstyles in Nairobi, Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

Tanzania: Serengeti National Park One-Day Road Trip

Our road trip began on a cold morning in Mugumu, Tanzania, at Giraffe Garden Hotel, where I’d spent the night, having arrived the day before from Mwanza, via Bunda and Butiama (also in Tanzania). After a quick breakfast, my travel mates and I jumped into our cars for the short 40 km ride to the Ikoma gate of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. Our destination was Arusha, where most of my travel companions lived, but the road to Arusha would take us through both the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As it … Continue reading Tanzania: Serengeti National Park One-Day Road Trip

Bujumbura Town: Shammah Hotel

Shammah Hotel 30 Bd. De L’UPRONA Bujumbura, Burundi Tel: +257-22275760/22223659/29551846 Email: shammahhotel2006@yahoo.fr When I first started this blog, my goal was to provide information about living and lifestyle for the whole East African region. At the time, East Africa was made up of three countries—Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda—all of which I felt I knew relatively well. Then, Rwanda and Burundi became a part of the East African Community. Although I had been to Rwanda before, I had never set foot in Burundi. Still, my heart was set on dealing with East Africa as a region. I realized: I would have … Continue reading Bujumbura Town: Shammah Hotel

Eat to Live Results

At the age of 24, I weighed a startling 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and had been clinically obese most of my life. I set out to lose 36 kilograms (79 pounds) so that for the first time (when not ill) I could be within the healthy weight range for my height. I achieved and surpassed my goal. None of that would have been possible without The Eat to Live Diet. Here is my story:  I had been clinically obese for the better part of my life. At the age of 24, I decided that lugging around so much weight no longer served … Continue reading Eat to Live Results

Hangover Remedy: RU-21

Now that we’re two weeks into the month of January, I think it’s safe to say that the holiday season has (finally) come to an end. How was your festive season? Was it a pleasant one? Did you have lots of fun, with many opportunities to merry-make? I hope so. I definitely did. But…there’s nothing quite as capable of spoiling fun times like the difficult morning after having one-drink-too-many during one of those merry-making opportunities. I am sure you know just what I am talking about … that nasty little thing called … a hangover.

Yaya Centre – Y go anywhere else?

Yaya Centre Argwings Kodhek Rd., Kilimani Tel: +254 (20) 2713360/1 Email: info@yaya.co.ke Website:www.yaya-centre.co.ke When I first saw Yaya Centre‘s new slogan a couple of years ago, I thought: How pompous! No, there really is reason to go elsewhere. That was back when the revamping of Yaya Centre had just begun, and Yaya’s greatest claim to fame, at the time, was that it had been one of Nairobi‘s first shopping malls. A couple of years later, I see where Yaya Centre was coming from with its slogan – Y go anywhere else?. I guess the management at Yaya Centre already knew what Yaya was about … Continue reading Yaya Centre – Y go anywhere else?