Enjoying East African Waters & Food from the Sea

I was chatting with my cousin a couple of days ago when she asked me, “You are not tired of water yet? Don’t you like live by the ocean?", after I had told her just how much I enjoy the view of Lake Victoria from this lovely B & B in Kampala. I understood where she was coming from—she’s not the first person to ask me this—but the truth is: no, I don’t tire of water. As I responded to her then, “Lakes are so different from the ocean. Oceans differ from each other". What is constant about most bodies … Continue reading

The Hidden Gem That is Tarangire National Park

When you think of Tanzania’s protected areas, what do you think of? The Serengeti, Ngorongoro, perhaps Kilimanjaro National Park, where the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro is? Whatever the case, I am pretty sure you don’t think of Tarangire National Park, unless of course you are the father of an ex-colleague who, after visiting several Tanzanian protected areas, confidently told me at a cocktail party one day that his favourite nature reserve in Tanzania was Tarangire National Park. I was taken aback by his statement—that is not at all the answer I was expecting—but as I recalled my own experience at Tarangire … Continue reading

Eating & Travelling Across East Africa

Hi, you. How are you today? I hope you are well. Today, let’s get a little visual. I’d like to take you through a picture show. A picture show of what? A picture show about eating and travelling through several East African locales spanning three countries. Are you up for the ride? If so, let’s begin. Dining and Adventuring in Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar I was so looking forward to digging into this beautiful bowl of creamy mussels—I was in the only place that I know of in Dar es Salaam where mussels are on the menu—but it was … Continue reading

Celebrating the Life & Music of Uganda’s Mowzey Radio

The year was 2008. Finally, I was achieving a long-held childhood dream: I had officially moved to Uganda. Nothing could contain the contentedness I felt inside. Finally, I lived in the place that I affectionately call “the home of my heart." It was not a period of my life without uncertainties, but finally I had done it! It was during this time in my life that I first heard the music of the Ugandan artist I want to talk about today: Mowzey Radio. As half of the music duo Radio & Weasel, Mowzey Radio was hard to miss that year … Continue reading

What’s Everyone Buying? Cologne, White Noise Machines, Lingerie & More

It’s that time again: time to take a look at what our community is buying online. This is an interesting list that includes products like cologne, white noise machines, digital pregnancy tests, and as the title promises, lingerie. Let’s jump right in! 1. Versace Eros Top of our list is a cologne that has been at the top of the Amazon Best Sellers list for men’s fragrance for the past couple of months. The cologne, Versace Eros, is according to its makers a fragrance that represents “sublime masculinity through a luminous aura with an intense, vibrant and glowing freshness obtained … Continue reading