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Booking.com: My Favorite Travel Discovery of 2017

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope you had an awesome festive season and that your year is off to a great start. As we begin another year, which I am sure we all hope will be filled with fun, beautiful, amazing (travel) experiences and adventures, I want to take the time and tell you about my most memorable travel discovery of 2017. It all began last summer as I was planning a 3-week family road trip across Tanzania. I sort of stumbled across it by accident. After three amazing finds using this service, though, I think I can rule … Continue reading

Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months

Uber launched in Kampala, Uganda and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania within 10 days of each other in June 2016. Since I don’t own a car, and live between these two cities, I was ecstatic to learn about this new development. Although I love to travel by boda-boda (motorcycle taxis), I cannot completely ignore the number of injuries and fatalities that occur every day as a result of boda-boda accidents. An inexpensive, convenient, GPS-enabled service provided through a mobile app seemed like just the thing to finally get me to transition to a non-boda-boda lifestyle. Finding out That Uber Had Arrived to an East African City Other Than Nairobi … Continue reading

Equity Bank Tanzania

Many years ago, I wrote a post entitled “Bank Woes: Does Your Bank Make You Smile?" As you can probably infer from the post’s title, it wasn’t a result of positive banking experiences. Rather, it was inspired by negative ones at an institution I used to bank with at the time called Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB). This post, on the other hand, despite its dealing with the same subject, banking, is about how happy I am with one of my current banks: Equity Bank. The experiences I mention in this post specifically have to do with Equity Bank Tanzania, Equity Bank Uganda, … Continue reading

Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

I had never used Uber until I wrote this post about Uber launching in Dar es Salaam. Since then, it has been a Godsend! With its attractive rates, and the fact that you can call for transportation at any time without necessarily knowing a specific taxi driver, or its great mapping tool which allows you to call for a ride even when you are not too sure how to describe where you are, I know I will be using Uber again and again. With the holiday season — and its many parties — upon us, call or schedule an Uber to drive you … Continue reading

Uber Tanzania

If you are using Uber Tanzania for the first time and would like a free first ride (or a discount of Tsh. 9,000 if your first ride costs more than that), use the promo code keshubir1ue when requesting your first uber ride. Enjoy! On June 15, 2016 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania became the 485th city in the world to join Uber’s growing global network. With the launch of Uber Tanzania, Dar es Salaam joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa. Following the success of Uber in many other cities, the company is excited to launch its ride-sharing platform in Tanzania. … Continue reading

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