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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

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

Zanzibar Island Restaurant, Rudy’s Farm Dar es Salaam & 9 Other East African Photos

I was chatting with my cousin a couple of days ago when she asked me, “You are not tired of water yet? Don’t you like live by the ocean?", after I had told her just how much I enjoy the view of Lake Victoria from this lovely B & B in Kampala. I understood where she was coming from—she’s not the first person to ask me this—but the truth is: no, I don’t tire of water. As I responded to her then, “Lakes are so different from the ocean. Oceans differ from each other". What is constant about most bodies … Continue reading

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

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

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