Category Archives: Be My Guide To Your East African City

Shopping: Be My Guide to Your East African City #8

I’ll just come right out and say it: I am not one of those women who loves shopping. Yes, I like having new duds, but the process of shopping for them is often more tedious than I’d like. First, there’s the matter of finding a store which stocks apparel that I care for. Then, there’s the whole issue of finding the right size which–when you have a Western Ugandan figure like mine with a bottom half that’s a different size from your top half–can prove to be a real feat. Then, there’s trying things on. READ ALSO: Community Shopping Guide: … Continue reading Shopping: Be My Guide to Your East African City #8

Be My Guide to Your East African City #6: What’s the Best Local Place to Work Out?

Hi again! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Ready to tell me one more thing about your East African city? Or are you getting a little tired of my questions? I promise I’ll give you a little break after this post and tell you about a cozy new cafe that I recently discovered in Masaki. For now though, one more question: Question #6: In your East African town/city, what’s the best local place to work out? Those of you who read me regularly might already know that I swim every day for exercise (sorry but all … Continue reading Be My Guide to Your East African City #6: What’s the Best Local Place to Work Out?

Be My Guide to Your East African City #5: Your Turn to Give Me a Hotel Review!

I love (nice) hotels! They make me happy. In fact, when I was younger, I hoped to grow up and get a job in a hotel that would require me to live in one (like two families that I knew of at the time). 🙂 Well, that hasn’t happened…yet, but this leads perfectly to the next thing I’d like to know about your city:

Be My Guide to Your East African City #4: What’s Your Favorite Art Gallery/Museum?

Hi again! Judging from the number of responses I got to my last post, it seems that you, my readers, are not avid frequenters of spas. Thank you, Atiya Sumar (of Groovy Cup, a cozy cafe in Masaki, Dar es Salaam), for sharing your favorite spa—Coconut Spa in Zanzibar–which sounds truly heavenly! Now, let’s move on to the next question…