Category Archives: Dar es Salaam

Weekend Cultural Event: Wikiendi Live is Back!

As I was moving to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania many years ago, I remember reading in The Rough Guide to Tanzania that Dar es Salaam was “the best place in East Africa for catching live music". Many years later, I can’t quite say whether or not I agree with that statement, but what I do know is that there are ample opportunities in Dar es Salaam to listen to good live music. One such opportunity is Wikiendi LIVE which happens every couple of months at the Nafasi Art Space in Mikocheni. Before I tell you what I enjoy about Wikiendi … 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

40 “Summer" Photos Taken in Tanzania

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with peak travel season in Tanzania. This “summer"—I put that in quotes because it wasn’t actually summer in Tanzania but rather some of our cooler months—I did my fair share of traveling and exploration because my brother was visiting from the U.S., and I wanted to show him all the best that the country had to offer. We discovered some beautiful places in Dar es Salaam where I live—you will see many pictures of the Protea Hotel Dar es Salaam Amani Beach in this post—but we also took a 3-week road trip that took … Continue reading

Emirates Flights: The 100th A380 Super Sale Is On!

Last week, my phone was blowing up with pictures and videos from Business Class on one of Emirates’ A380 flights. I was GREEN with envy! The culprit was my youngest brother, who on a trip to Mauritius, not only flew on an Emirates A380 aircraft, which happens to be the largest passenger airliner in the world, but also got bumped up to Business Class on one of the flights there. Upon his return to Dar es Salaam, as you can only imagine, I could not hear the end of it! He kept using words like “spaceship-like”, “smooth”, “gigantic”, and “breathtaking” … Continue reading

Water, Hotels, and Sunset: 39 East African Photos

It’s been almost 3 months since I last shared the best of my Instagram feed with you, so that’s what I am going to do today. The pictures you’ll find in this list include, as always, pictures taken near water bodies (what can I say? I am Pisces), at hotels, and at the magical time of sunset. You’ll also find some aerial photography: pictures taken from tall buildings or from the plane. I am pleased to share that the very best of these photographs—or at least the ones my followers liked most on Instagram—are of my hometown, Bukoba. You’ll find … Continue reading

24 Sunset-, Lake-, and Mount Kilimanjaro Pictures

It’s that time again: time for a pictures post featuring the best of my Instagram gallery. This time the pictures span three countries and 10 locales across those countries. I’ve even got pictures for you taken from the sky, above the clouds. Thematically, as always, this list includes sunset photos and pictures taken near bodies of water, including the world’s second largest freshwater lake. Plus, I’ve got a new one for you: pictures of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. I hope you like them! READ ALSO: Water, Hotels, and Sunset: 39 East African Photos No. 24: A Crazy Sunset in Lushoto, Tanzania When some … Continue reading

19 Sky, Water, & Sunset Photos and More Taken in Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Kigali and Elsewhere

For whatever reason, I seem to be looking upwards a lot lately. Every picture I post on Instagram nowadays seems to be of the sky or at the very least is sky-heavy. Sometimes it’s a very blue sky. Other times it’s a beautiful sunset. I don’t know what this says about me or the headspace I’m in right now, but what I do know is that, judging from the reaction I get, many of my Instagram followers, and hopefully you my readers, can relate. Whatever the case, today, I’d like to share the best of these photos and videos with you. Because … Continue reading