Category Archives: Kampala

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

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

Bagamoyo Hotels & 38 Instagram Pictures Taken Around East Africa

This post was originally a roundup post of some of the best recent pictures from my Instagram page. Since many of you come to this post looking for information on Bagamoyo hotels, though, I’ve decided to update this post with information about that. Bagamoyo Hotels For those of you who don’t know, Bagamoyo is a small beachside town of historical importance located about a 2-hour drive north of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest (though not capital) city. To get an idea of why you might be interested in visiting Bagamoyo, check out this post on my blog: Travellers Lodge Bagamoyo, … Continue reading

Mount Kilimanjaro Pictures & 21 Other East African Photos

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

Red 7 Card Game

This post is about the very fun Red 7 card game by Asmadi Games. When was the last time you were stark raving mad about a game? Not a digital game on your phone or computer, but an offline IRL game like the ones we used to play as kids (for those of us old enough to remember a time when children played non-digital games 😛 )? For me, it had been a long long time, until I came across a card game last year, Red7 (you can check it out on Amazon here), which is what I’d like to tell you about today. Stick … Continue reading

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