13 Wonderful Hotels in Rwanda/Kigali

Booking.com Did you come to this post looking for good hotels in Rwanda? If so, you are in the right place. As a regular traveler to Kigali, I can tell you quite a bit about hotels there. I won’t keep you waiting. Let’s get right to it! Êtes-vous tombés sur ce bilan après avoir cherché ‘hôtel Kigali‘ sur Google? Si oui, vous êtes bien au bon endroit. Voici 12 bons hôtels où rester quand vous êtes prochainement à Kigali. Kigali Hotels Recommendation #1: Hotel Le Garni du Centre Kigali If you are looking for a place with a calm quiet … Continue reading

40 “Summer” Photos Taken in Tanzania

This post contains pictures taken during a summer spent travelling in Tanzania. Since many of you come to this post searching for ‘Tanzania city pictures’. Let me begin with those. Tanzania City Pictures Do not be fooled that the pictures below are not of a city in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, is right on the shores of the Indian Ocean and has both amazing beaches and amazing views of the ocean. Nos. 40 & 39: A Blissful Sunday at Amani Beach, Dar es Salaam Time for a delightful nap after lunch…and what beautiful rest it was! Go … Continue reading

Uber in Johannesburg & Dar es Salaam

This post is about Uber in several locales in Africa: Uber Johannesburg and Uber in Dar es Salaam. For Uber in each of these locales, simply click the corresponding link below to jump to the relevant section. Uber Johannesburg Uber Johannesburg Prices As I mentioned in this post, Johannesburg and Pretoria are served by 5 main types of Uber service: Uber X, Uber Black, Uber Van, Uber Assist, and Uber X VIP. Here’s a short description of how these services are different and how many passengers the cars for each service can carry: UberX – affordable everyday rides (max: 4 people) … Continue reading

Musings on Fragrance

This post was originally about buying perfume in Nairobi at shops in the city such as Scents Kenya. It has since morphed into a post about fragrance in general, e.g., Acqua di Gio, the Armani perfume, and Versace Eros, a Versace perfume for men. Since many of you come to this post searching for ‘Versace perfume‘ and ‘Armani perfume’, I will tell you about that next. Versace Perfume & Armani Perfume (e.g., Acqua di Gio) Popular Versace Perfume Products Here are some of the current most popular Versace perfume products on Amazon. Click each image, or the caption below it, … Continue reading

Mahambi Market, a New Online Peer-to-Peer Thrift Marketplace Launches in 2020

I get excited every time I learn of a new (East) African digital space that facilitates everyday (East) Africans to do something they regularly do offline more easily online. This is just the kind of digital space I’d like to tell you about today. I won’t take up too much time setting it up. Just keep reading to to find out what I am talking about. Mahambi Market is an online peer-to-peer thrift marketplace where Kenyans can open ‘digital shops’ in minutes and sell their clothing items from anywhere, any time. Launched on September 5, 2020 in Kenya , Mahambi … Continue reading