Category Archives: Dar es Salaam

8 Instagram Photos: Tanzania, Nature & the Ocean

About a little over a year ago, I told you that I was getting off Instagram after more than two and a half years of daily posting. I was resolute, certain that I could put the time I spent on Instagram to better use. But, oh the withdrawal I went through! Nonetheless, I ploughed through the withdrawal and made it out on the other side. I must admit, though, that I am very glad to tell you today that…I am back! So…in this post, I’ve got for you the best of my Instagram feed since I last wrote a post … Continue reading

Uber vs. Bolt (Formerly Taxify): Which Do You Prefer?

I haven’t owned a car in 12 years. As you can probably imagine, I use more than my fair share of ride hailing services! But…I am not complaining. In fact, I am quite grateful. For most of those 12 years, ride hailing services didn’t exist where I live. And in my corner of the world, the public transportation system is nothing to brag about. And then, in June 2016, all that changed. Within 10 days of each other, Uber began operating in both Kampala and Dar es Salaam, the cities where I spend the most time. The beginning with Uber … Continue reading

Parting Shot: Instagram

Two years and eight months ago, almost to the day, I posted my very first picture on Instagram. Although, I still didn’t understand why anyone would be interested in seeing pictures of or posted by people they didn’t know, I gave in to the millennials in my life (you can read about that here) and hopped on to the Instagram bandwagon. Not only did I post my very first image that day, but I also determined to post a picture every day for the next year.? One year turned into two and almost turned into three when I decided that, … Continue reading

International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour in Dar es Salaam

This post is sponsored by the International Young Fashion Designers Show Case Tour. To find out more about how you too can sponsor a post on Chick About Town, go here. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour  held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Kilimanjaro in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania courtesy of my niece, popular Tanzanian fashion designer Kemi Kalikawe of Naledi Fashion. It was a night of beauty, creativity, and multiculturalism and, in this post, I’d like to tell you all about it. I will share photos and videos from … Continue reading

Tailor-Made Watamu Trips & 52 Pictures of Good Eats, Cityscapes & Water Environments in East Africa

This post was originally a compilation of some of the best East African pictures on my Instagram profile. Since many of you come to this post searching for information on “tailor-made Watamu trips”, though, I have updated this post to include information about that too. So jumping right in… Tailor-Made Watamu Trips: Where Is Watamu? Watamu is a small town located approximately 105 kilometers north of Mombasa and 15 kilometers south of Malindi on Kenya’s coast. It lies on a small headland between the Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay. The main economic activities in Watamu are tourism and fishing. The … Continue reading

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