Category Archives: Uganda

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

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

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

Celebrating the Life & Music of Uganda’s Mowzey Radio

The year was 2008. Finally, I was achieving a long-held childhood dream: I had officially moved to Uganda. Nothing could contain the contentedness I felt inside. Finally, I lived in the place that I affectionately call “the home of my heart." It was not a period of my life without uncertainties, but finally I had done it! It was during this time in my life that I first heard the music of the Ugandan artist I want to talk about today: Mowzey Radio. As half of the music duo Radio & Weasel, Mowzey Radio was hard to miss that year … Continue reading

Hotels in Nungwi, Arusha, and Dar es Salaam & 36 Other East African Pictures

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

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