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

Weekend Cultural Event: Wikiendi Live is Back!

As I was moving to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania many years ago, I remember reading in The Rough Guide to Tanzania that Dar es Salaam was “the best place in East Africa for catching live music". Many years later, I can’t quite say whether or not I agree with that statement, but what I do know is that there are ample opportunities in Dar es Salaam to listen to good live music. One such opportunity is Wikiendi LIVE which happens every couple of months at the Nafasi Art Space in Mikocheni. Before I tell you what I enjoy about Wikiendi … Continue reading

Show & Tell: Food, Zanzibar, Family & Friends and, of Course, Me! 🙂

It’s that time again: time for a little show and tell. What should you expect to see this time? Lots and lots of pictures of food across the region, pictures of Zanzibar—it seems it’s Zanzibar season in my life because I’ve been to Zanzibar not once but twice since the pictures from my last Instagram recap post—and unexpectedly, quite a few pictures of me, some even with friends and family. Without further ado, here goes…. No. 29: Kafunda, Nairobi You know there’s got to be something special about this hole-in-the-wall bar in Hurlingham, Nairobi for word of it to reach … Continue reading