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5 Places to Stay in Nairobi for $50 or Less a Night

A couple of months ago, I woke up to this message from a childhood friend who lives in Nairobi, Kenya: Ma soeur on dit quoi? [What’s up, my sister?]  My friend F. in Tz [Tanzania] is coming for 4 nights end month and we’re looking for a BnB for her. How much did you guys pay per night where you stayed [the last time you were in Nairobi]? She was talking about Salmiya Place, which I told you about in this post. I quickly responded to my friend’s message with the prices I had paid at Salmiya Place. She went … Continue reading 5 Places to Stay in Nairobi for $50 or Less a Night

Parting Shot: Instagram

Two years and eight months ago, almost to the day, I posted my very first picture on Instagram. Although, I still didn’t understand why anyone would be interested in seeing pictures of or posted by people they didn’t know, I gave in to the millennials in my life (you can read about that here) and hopped on to the Instagram bandwagon. Not only did I post my very first image that day, but I also determined to post a picture every day for the next year.🤦 One year turned into two and almost turned into three when I decided that, … Continue reading Parting Shot: Instagram

Stone Town: Where to Stay for Every Budget

As I mentioned in my last post, I often like to say: you can do Zanzibar on any budget. When it comes to accommodation, you can very well splurge and stay in the lap of luxury at hotels such as the Park Hyatt Zanzibar or the Zanzibar Serena Hotel, but you can also find reputable places to stay for as low as US$9 a night. Yes, I did say US$9, but the operative word in that sentence is reputable—you don’t want to be in a place as magical as Zanzibar only to stay in a hole in the wall because you … Continue reading Stone Town: Where to Stay for Every Budget

52 East African Pictures: Good Eats, Cityscapes, Water Environments & More

Every now and then, I share some pictures with you in a post, and that is what I would like to do today!     What can you expect to find in this set of pictures? Lots of food photos, some skylines, water environments, of course, because I love hanging out near water and, unusually, quite a few photos of me. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, sorry for the repetition: I promise I am only sharing the best of my Instagram gallery, though. I hope you like them. Without further ado, here goes… No. 52: Crafts at … Continue reading 52 East African Pictures: Good Eats, Cityscapes, Water Environments & More

Exploring the Ruins of Kilwa

Alternatively, you can organize a tour through a Kilwa tour operator such as Kilwa Islands Tour. Then again, you can also just inquire at your hotel! Final Thoughts on Visiting Kilwa I personally enjoyed visiting Kilwa very much, and just like Lushoto, I wonder why more people, especially those already in Tanzania, do not visit Kilwa. Although my main aim in visiting Kilwa was to see the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani, I was also pleasantly surprised to discover a very calm and relaxing water environment which would be a pleasure to visit in and of itself, even without the historical … Continue reading Exploring the Ruins of Kilwa