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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 the Ndere … 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

The Hidden Gem That is Tarangire National Park

When you think of Tanzania’s protected areas, what do you think of? The Serengeti, Ngorongoro, perhaps Kilimanjaro National Park, where the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro is? Whatever the case, I am pretty sure you don’t think of Tarangire National Park, unless of course you are the father of an ex-colleague who, after visiting several Tanzanian protected areas, confidently told me at a cocktail party one day that his favourite nature reserve in Tanzania was Tarangire National Park. I was taken aback by his statement—that is not at all the answer I was expecting—but as I recalled my own experience at Tarangire … 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

Show & Tell: Food, Zanzibar, Family & Friends and, of Course, Me! 🙂

It’s that time again: time for a little show and tell. What should you expect to see this time? Lots and lots of pictures of food across the region, pictures of Zanzibar—it seems it’s Zanzibar season in my life because I’ve been to Zanzibar not once but twice since the pictures from my last Instagram recap post—and unexpectedly, quite a few pictures of me, some even with friends and family. Without further ado, here goes…. No. 29: Kafunda, Nairobi You know there’s got to be something special about this hole-in-the-wall bar in Hurlingham, Nairobi for word of it to reach … Continue reading