Weekend Cultural Event: Wikiendi Live is Back!

As I was moving to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania many years ago, I remember reading in The Rough Guide to Tanzania that Dar es Salaam was “the best place in East Africa for catching live music". Many years later, I can’t quite say whether or not I agree with that statement, but what I do know is that there are ample opportunities in Dar es Salaam to listen to good live music. One such opportunity is Wikiendi LIVE which happens every couple of months at the Nafasi Art Space in Mikocheni. Before I tell you what I enjoy about Wikiendi … Continue reading

Show & Tell: Food, Zanzibar, Family & Friends and, of Course, Me! 🙂

It’s that time again: time for a little show and tell. What should you expect to see this time? Lots and lots of pictures of food across the region, pictures of Zanzibar—it seems it’s Zanzibar season in my life because I’ve been to Zanzibar not once but twice since the pictures from my last Instagram recap post—and unexpectedly, quite a few pictures of me, some even with friends and family. Without further ado, here goes…. No. 29: Kafunda, Nairobi You know there’s got to be something special about this hole-in-the-wall bar in Hurlingham, Nairobi for word of it to reach … Continue reading

How to Be a Blogger on the Road: Tips for Beginners

They say women are better than men at multitasking but, despite being a woman, I am a HORRIBLE multitasker! As a blogger who travels a lot, sadly, that means I am HORRIBLE at creating content while on the road. Today’s guest post, by Jack White, is as much for you as it is for me. Since some of you my readers are bloggers with a passion for travel too, today, let’s learn together how to maximize blogging productivity while we travel. I hope you learn something new. Enjoy! One of the biggest benefits of being a blogger is the flexibility. Bloggers … Continue reading

Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu

My last post was written for my readers in the southern hemisphere who are just beginning to experience the hottest weather of the year. Today, I’d like to share a little something for my northern hemisphere readers who find themselves in the midst of the coldest season of the year, which also usually comes hand in hand with flu season. I’d always heard that the flu was untreatable: you just had to keep yourself as comfortable as possible and wait for your body to fight off the virus. In this guest post, by Lauren Walsh, I learned that this is … Continue reading

Community Shopping Guide: Menswear, Electronics, and More

In my last online shopping related post, I shared some of the most popular items that my readers bought on Amazon through my blog at that time. Today, in an effort to be more inclusive for my readers who don’t live in countries with Amazon storefronts, I present you a similar list, though this time also including products bought from Jumia, an African online store for which I have been an affiliate for a little over a month. This post features menswear, electronics, and some other stuff…you’ll see. Enjoy! No. 1: Tobacco Men’s Derby Shoes (Menswear) In case you are wondering … Continue reading