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Kariakoo Market & Its Environs: Shopping on Congo Street

I first became aware of Congo Street in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam on a shopping trip with my mother, who was looking for granite slabs for her new kitchen counter top. Luckily, on that first foray into hectic Kariakoo, I was pleasantly shielded from the chaos because I was in an air-conditioned car. I really wasn’t paying much attention—my main goal that day was to hang out with my mother—but when we passed a street with HOT clothes hanging from every storefront, my attention was aroused. I made a note of the street’s name—Congo Street—and decided I’d have to come … Continue reading Kariakoo Market & Its Environs: Shopping on Congo Street

Mlimani City Cinema & A Guide to What Else You Can Find at Mlimani City Mall

Mlimani City (Cinema, stores, and more) Sam Nujoma Rd. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Some information on Mlimani City Cinema: The ticketing office opens at 11 a.m every day.  Hotline numbers (through which you can book tickets) are 0746-898-002 and 0746-898-003. These operate from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 12:00 p.m to 9 p.m on weekends and holidays. Booked tickets should be collected at least half an hour before movie begins, to avoid cancellations.  Lunch time movies (12 p.m/12:30 p.m) are only shown on weekends and public holidays. The Mlimani City cinema has 3 screens (including East Africa’s … Continue reading Mlimani City Cinema & A Guide to What Else You Can Find at Mlimani City Mall

Mr Price & Mr Price Home in East Africa

If you chanced upon this post looking for the Mr Price Kenya catalogue, find out more about that here. Otherwise, read on to find out more about Mr Price across East Africa. I can still remember the day when I first became aware of the existence of Mr Price Kenya. The year was 2007. I was driving along Ngong Road in Nairobi near Prestige Plaza. I looked up to see a huge banner announcing the opening of a home furnishing store called Mr Price Home at the Westgate Centre in Westlands. The idea of a home furnishing store sounded interesting … Continue reading Mr Price & Mr Price Home in East Africa

How to Make Your Sleeping Mattress Both Firm and Fluffy

I’ve recently been told by people close to me that I am rigid. The first time I heard this, I was shocked and sure that the person I was talking to had it all wrong. On second thought, though, I see where these people could be coming from. About certain things in my life, I see no compelling reason to compromise (at least not for the most part) and so, in these areas, I stick to running my life exactly as I see fit. One such area of my life is sleep. Keep reading to find out more about something … Continue reading How to Make Your Sleeping Mattress Both Firm and Fluffy