Ericomsongz ft. Kellah – Mpokee

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope all is well with you and that your 2019 is off to a great start. Today, for my first post of the year, I would like to do something a little different: I’d like to share some music with you. I recently came across a new tune from Tanzania, that’s sweet in subject matter and catchy in sound.  I found this song in my inbox, where it had been sent to me by the popular Tanzanian record label MJ Records, the record label of one of the artists that performs the song. Usually, I … Continue reading Ericomsongz ft. Kellah – Mpokee

Thriving and Surviving After Divorce

As the year comes to an end, and we prepare for a fresh start in 2019, today, let’s tackle a subject that’s a bit unusual for my blog, but that is in the same theme of endings and new beginnings: divorce and life after it. To tell you more on this topic, I’ve got Jennifer Hunter, who would like to share a few thoughts on the subject. Over to you, Jen…. If you have recently gotten divorced or are considering ending your marriage, you are not alone. In fact, divorce rates in Tanzania have been on the rise in recent years. Many … Continue reading Thriving and Surviving After Divorce

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

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 Parting Shot: Instagram

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

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