Category Archives: Kenya

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

Africa’s 100 Most Influential Women 2019

What do you think of when you think of African women? Do you think power, success, leadership, influence? Well, if you don’t, today, I would like to invite you to rethink how you think of African women. In this post, you’ll find this year’s list of Africa’s 100 most influential women. Want to get right to it? Here you go! The 2019 100 Most Influential African Women list, released by the African rating and PR firm Avance Media, features distinguished women whose work and accomplishments continue to inspire the next generation of women in Africa. Speaking about the list, Prince … Continue reading Africa’s 100 Most Influential Women 2019

100 Most Influential Young Kenyans 2018

A few weeks ago, I published a post about the 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians of 2018 as compiled by Avance Media, an African media and PR agency based in Ghana. READ ALSO: And the Most Influential Young Tanzanian of Last Year Was… Today, I’ve got a post in much the same vein except, this time, it is about influential young Kenyans. Without further ado, the winners are…. Group CEO & shareholder of Chandaria Industries, Darshan Chandaria has been voted the 2018 Most Influential Young Kenyan in the 2nd edition of the annual ranking poll led by international PR & … Continue reading 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans 2018

5 Places to Stay in Nairobi for $50 or Less

A couple of months ago, I woke up to this message from a childhood friend who lives in Nairobi, Kenya: Ma soeur on dit quoi? [What’s up, my sister?]  My friend F. in Tz [Tanzania] is coming for 4 nights end month and we’re looking for a BnB for her. How much did you guys pay per night where you stayed [the last time you were in Nairobi]? She was talking about Salmiya Place, which I told you about in this post. READ ALSO: Accommodation Guide for East Africa & Beyond I quickly responded to my friend’s message with the … Continue reading 5 Places to Stay in Nairobi for $50 or Less

52 East African Pictures: Good Eats, Cityscapes, Water Environments & More

Every now and then, I share some pictures with you in a post, and that is what I would like to do today!     What can you expect to find in this set of pictures? Lots of food photos, some skylines, water environments, of course, because I love hanging out near water and, unusually, quite a few photos of me. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, sorry for the repetition: I promise I am only sharing the best of my Instagram gallery, though. I hope you like them. Without further ado, here goes… No. 52: Crafts at … Continue reading 52 East African Pictures: Good Eats, Cityscapes, Water Environments & More