Category Archives: Culture

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…

Contemporary Dance Festival: Visa 2 Dance

Update: The Visa 2 Dance Contemporary Dance Festival is now known as  Time 2 Dance. One of the events I’ve most enjoyed attending in Dar es Salaam is, without a doubt, the Visa 2 Dance Contemporary Dance Festival. If you live in Dar es Salaam and have never heard of Visa 2 Dance (like a friend recently told me despite his having lived in Dar es Salaam for the past thirteen years), then you are who I write this post for. I won’t be roundabout; I’ll get right to it. What Is the Visa 2 Dance Contemporary Dance Festival? Visa 2 … Continue reading Contemporary Dance Festival: Visa 2 Dance

Kanga Sayings

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a great lover of kanga, the East African cotton fabric with bold designs, bright colors, and a Swahili saying, aphorism, or slogan printed along its bottom border. If you’ve ever seen children wearing kanga wrapped around their bodies and tied behind their necks, then you have a perfect picture of me as a child. If you were to drop by my house unannounced today and I didn’t have a chance to run and change into something “decent”, then chances are you would find me in a kanga, though this … Continue reading Kanga Sayings

Cheap Baby Shower Venues in Nairobi & Other Shower Stories

If you came to this post looking for cheap baby shower venues in Nairobi,  then you are in the right place. Here are a few ideas to consider: Cheap Baby Shower Venues in Nairobi A restaurant on a day or time when it is not busy. The restaurant will appreciate the business, i.e.,the food and drinks you buy, and might not charge anything for the venue. You can easily choose a restaurant that serves food and drinks within your budget so that the costs stay low. If you or any of the friends and family of the expectant mother live … Continue reading Cheap Baby Shower Venues in Nairobi & Other Shower Stories