Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu

My last post was written for my readers in the southern hemisphere who are just beginning to experience the hottest weather of the year. Today, I’d like to share a little something for my northern hemisphere readers who find themselves in the midst of the coldest season of the year, which also usually comes hand in hand with flu season. I’d always heard that the flu was untreatable: you just had to keep yourself as comfortable as possible and wait for your body to fight off the virus. In this guest post, by Lauren Walsh, I learned that this is … Continue reading

How to Make Your Mattress More Cool on Hot Nights

Some years ago, I wrote a post about how to make your mattress more comfortable with a mattress pad. Today, I bring you another post about how to improve the quality of your sleep by making your mattress just a little cooler, which is particularly helpful if you are experiencing very hot weather like we are right now in Dar es Salaam. This post is a guest post by Will. Enjoy! READ ALSO: Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu Hot nights keep you awake, tossing and turning in your bed? I know the feeling too well! … Continue reading

Community Shopping Guide: Menswear, Electronics, and More

In my last online shopping related post, I shared some of the most popular items that my readers bought on Amazon through my blog at that time. Today, in an effort to be more inclusive for my readers who don’t live in countries with Amazon storefronts, I present you a similar list, though this time also including products bought from Jumia, an African online store for which I have been an affiliate for a little over a month. This post features menswear, electronics, and some other stuff…you’ll see. Enjoy! No. 1: Tobacco Men’s Derby Shoes (Menswear) In case you are wondering … Continue reading

40 “Summer" Photos Taken in Tanzania

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with peak travel season in Tanzania. This “summer"—I put that in quotes because it wasn’t actually summer in Tanzania but rather some of our cooler months—I did my fair share of traveling and exploration because my brother was visiting from the U.S., and I wanted to show him all the best that the country had to offer. We discovered some beautiful places in Dar es Salaam where I live—you will see many pictures of the Protea Hotel Dar es Salaam Amani Beach in this post—but we also took a 3-week road trip that took … Continue reading

Travel Tanzania: The Historical Town of Bagamoyo

When you think of travel in Tanzania, you probably think of places like Ngorongoro, the Serengeti, and Zanzibar. Today, I would like to tell you about a historical little town, not far from Dar es Salaam called Bagamoyo. A Bit About Bagamoyo Bagamoyo, located 61 kilometers northeast of Dar es Salaam, is often incorrectly called the first capital of Tanzania. Although this is not correct, Bagamoyo got this reputation because it was the capital of colonial German East Africa, which consisted mainly of present-day mainland Tanzania, but also included present-day Rwanda and Burundi. Today, Bagamoyo is a a sleepy, slow town … Continue reading

What’s Everyone Buying? Tea Masala, Kitchen Appliances & Personal Care Products

If you have been reading me for a while (and I hope you have 😉 ), then you know that I monetize this site through the Amazon Associates program. For those of you who don’t know what that means, it means if you click a link on my site that takes you to Amazon, and you purchase something there, I get a small commission on your purchase. When I first joined the Amazon Associates program, about a year and a half ago, I’d only see a product purchased occasionally. The longer I stay in the program, though, and the bigger … Continue reading

Emirates Flights: The 100th A380 Super Sale Is On!

Last week, my phone was blowing up with pictures and videos from Business Class on one of Emirates’ A380 flights. I was GREEN with envy! The culprit was my youngest brother, who on a trip to Mauritius, not only flew on an Emirates A380 aircraft, which happens to be the largest passenger airliner in the world, but also got bumped up to Business Class on one of the flights there. Upon his return to Dar es Salaam, as you can only imagine, I could not hear the end of it! He kept using words like “spaceship-like”, “smooth”, “gigantic”, and “breathtaking” … Continue reading