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5 Places to Stay in Nairobi for $50 or Less a Night

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. I quickly responded to my friend’s message with the prices I had paid at Salmiya Place. She went … Continue reading 5 Places to Stay in Nairobi for $50 or Less a Night

Stone Town: Where to Stay for Every Budget

As I mentioned in my last post, I often like to say: you can do Zanzibar on any budget. When it comes to accommodation, you can very well splurge and stay in the lap of luxury at hotels such as the Park Hyatt Zanzibar or the Zanzibar Serena Hotel, but you can also find reputable places to stay for as low as US$9 a night. Yes, I did say US$9, but the operative word in that sentence is reputable—you don’t want to be in a place as magical as Zanzibar only to stay in a hole in the wall because you … Continue reading Stone Town: Where to Stay for Every Budget

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

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Glowing While Traveling

This post is a guest post by Emma Hanson. Although traveling is a great way to relax and enjoy your holidays, it brings a lot of change to your routine and surroundings. This sudden change often affects your skin badly and can leave it looking dull and tired. We obviously can’t take all our skincare products along on a trip or get hours of beauty sleep either,  so what should one do to maintain that healthy skin glow when travelling? Here are a few easy tips for you that do not require much time or effort. Read through them and thank … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Glowing While Traveling

Exploring the Ruins of Kilwa

Alternatively, you can organize a tour through a Kilwa tour operator such as Kilwa Islands Tour. Then again, you can also just inquire at your hotel! Final Thoughts on Visiting Kilwa I personally enjoyed visiting Kilwa very much, and just like Lushoto, I wonder why more people, especially those already in Tanzania, do not visit Kilwa. Although my main aim in visiting Kilwa was to see the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani, I was also pleasantly surprised to discover a very calm and relaxing water environment which would be a pleasure to visit in and of itself, even without the historical … Continue reading Exploring the Ruins of Kilwa