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Let’s Talk About Fashion in Tanzania!

(It’s been 9 months since Uber launched in both Kampala, Uganda & Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Have you used it yet? To read my experiences of the service so far, read Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months.) (Will you be visiting Zanzibar soon? Need tips on what to do and see while you there? I give you all my best ones in Zanzibar, Tanzania: My Best Tips for Stone Town & Elsewhere on the Island.)

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

Mr Price & Mr Price Home in East Africa

If you chanced upon this post looking for the Mr Price Kenya catalogue, find out more about that here. Otherwise, read on to find out more about Mr Price across East Africa. I can still remember the day when I first became aware of the existence of Mr Price Kenya. The year was 2007. I was driving along Ngong Road in Nairobi near Prestige Plaza. I looked up to see a huge banner announcing the opening of a home furnishing store called Mr Price Home at the Westgate Centre in Westlands. The idea of a home furnishing store sounded interesting … Continue reading Mr Price & Mr Price Home in East Africa

How to Retwist Dreads Yourself & More on Growing Them

(Keep reading until near the end for a video showing you how to retwist dreads yourself.) Can I let you in on a secret? Although I absolutely love the look of dreadlocks, I don’t have the patience nor the commitment necessary to grow them. It’s true: I’ve tried four times so far and no matter what I do, about six months into the locking process, I simply wash out my dreadlocks and do something else with my hair. Still, every so often, I decide to try again. As you can probably infer, I am flirting with the idea right now hence … Continue reading How to Retwist Dreads Yourself & More on Growing Them