Category Archives: Services

Get Ready for Your New Baby with an Amazon Baby Registry

In my last community accommodation & shopping guide, one of the services I mentioned that’s used by my readers is the Amazon Baby Registry service. Perhaps, it shouldn’t have been included in that guide because it is actually a free service, but no harm done since, after all, it’s somehow related to how you, my readers, shop online. Today, I’d like to tell you a little more about the service and how it could benefit you if you are expecting a child.  But first, let’s get warmed up with a little video.  Alright, now that we are warmed up, let me … Continue reading Get Ready for Your New Baby with an Amazon Baby Registry

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 Booking.com: My Favorite Travel Discovery of 2017

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

An Ode to Equity Bank

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 An Ode to Equity Bank

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, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing