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
And surely there is.
Located on Argwings Kodhek Grove, off Argwings Kodhek Road, this bar is known as ‘Kafunda’, which literally means “a small place you squeeze in” in Ugandan local languages, and is also the way Ugandans generally refer to small local bars.
Possibly the friendliest bar in Nairobi, I am told that at Kafunda, 1) you must greet everyone in the bar and introduce yourself to them when you enter the bar and 2) once you tell the owner-cum-barman, Eddie, what you are drinking, you’ll never have to again because he will always remember it.
I had a great time at Kafunda a couple of weeks ago, and as the regulars would put it…I am happy to have popped my Kafunda cherry. I look forward to the next time! 😁
In case you are wondering how the bar got its name, no, the owner is not Ugandan. Rather, the bar was baptized Kafunda by some of its Ugandan regulars and the name stuck!
No. 28: My Niece-in-Law’s Surprise Baby Shower
No. 27: Wisdom
No. 26: Breakfast in Zanzibar
Settling down for what was to become a champagne breakfast but didn’t know it yet. At this point, I was simply taken in by my placemat which reminded me loud and clear about where I was blessed to be.
No. 25: Zebra in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
No. 24: The Tea House Restaurant, Stone Town, Zanzibar
What was for dinner?
Goat with okra, a delicious fish cooked in banana leaves and preserved lime, pilau rice, breadfruit in coconut, and a delicious vegetarian pulse dish…among other things. Very much like what I had the last time I was there and every much as delicious!
No. 23: Delicious Bakes at Soul Treats in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
I’ve been eating @SoulTreatsTz goodies for YEARS now but only visited their bakery in Namanga for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
Look at all the goodies that were staring at me as I waited to order cake! Do you think I managed to resist temptation? 🙈🙈🙈
Go to bit.ly/39Pics to see some of the goodies I’ve gotten from Soul Treats before—scroll down to about halfway through the list.
No. 22: Late-night Pizza, Dar es Salaam
Nos. 21 – 19: Zanzibar
Photo Credit: @RacinesCreations
Because….I am Pisces and love water. I swam in the ocean and chatted with some local school boys and, as if that were not enough, came to while away in this pool while I stared out at the ocean and chatted aimlessly with friends. Heaven on Earth!
Thanks, @RacinesCreations, for capturing the moment! 🙂
No. 18: A Perfect Steak, SALT, Dar es Salaam
That day I learned: when trying to decide between a sirloin steak, a fillet steak, and a T-bone steak, opt for the T-bone steak which has sirloin steak on one side of the “T” bone and fillet steak on the other. You get the best of both worlds! Now you know. 🙂
Apart from great food and what I now call the best Mojito in town, Salt is a charming little restaurant that makes you smile at every turn, for one because of all the little signs around the restaurant.
To get an idea of what I mean, go to bit.ly/19Photos and scroll down to number 18.
No. 17: Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Enjoying the leafy courtyard at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar.
No. 16: A Taste of Childhood
No.15: Kasha Boutique Hotel, Matemwe, Zanzibar
It was an absolute DELIGHT!
Who says no to a personal plunge pool right outside your room? Not me!
I spent a most beautiful evening in this plunge pool, in total darkness, looking up at the stars, contemplating life, and fully enjoying the moment.
This is not a memory I shall soon forget!
No. 14: On Point BBQ Kitchen, Mbezi Africana, Dar es Salaam
I finally made it out to @On_Point_BBQ_Kitchen in Mbezi Beach Africana, where my cousin Chef Mwabuki makes some mean, mean barbecued meat. Justin, these farm sausages were amazing! I can’t wait for the next time!
No. 13: Sailing to Zanzibar
It looks like a painting but it isn’t. It’s just an ordinary day in Tanzania. I looked out the ferry window and saw it was drizzling, hoping against hope that the rain wouldn’t mar what was supposed to be a fantabulously fun weekend in Zanzibar with the girls. Thank God, it didn’t.
No. 12: Mama Ashanti, Nairobi
About to throw down on some serious attiéké (fermented grated cassava) & fried fish with my sister-girl Belinda at @MamaAshantiKenya in Nairobi. We were not playing. Do you see her rings on the table? Yep, we were about to dig in with our hands and do the food justice…just like we’d done together so many times in our childhood.
No.11: The Ferry to Zanzibar
Setting sail to Zanzibar. If you travel in the VIP section of the Azam ferry, you might as well be in the cabin of a plane, with much the same comfort and barely able to tell that you are travelling on water. BUT…you will miss the pleasure of the sun, ocean view, ocean spray, and the wind on your face that travelling on an outdoor deck offers. I still can’t decide what I prefer!
Nos. 10 & 9: Dining with Gal Pals, Dar es Salaam
If you find me drinking rosé wine, chances are I am dining with my gal pal @E_A_foodie. This wine was perfectly chilled and deliciously fruity. Thanks for the introduction, @E_A_foodie, I will be drinking this one again!
Dining at a ‘bring your own wine‘ event at @TheTwoOSix on the night they launched their new menu. Everything I tasted was FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD. The half-eaten cheesecake in this photo may not look like much but the taste…Oh, oh, oh!
Go follow soon-to-be East African food and travel blogger, @e_a_foodie: her blog will be launching soon. Knowing her personally, I know we’ll all be in for a real treat with her blog! 🙂
I had an amazing time chowing down with my gal pal @VeronicaKundya.
@VeronicaKundya is not only a Forever Living guru but has lost an amazing 17 kg in only one year.
Want to know how?
Go follow @VeronicaKundya and she’ll tell you all about it.
I’ll post one of her before and after pictures for you very soon.
Well done, @VeronicaKundya! 👏🏿👏🏿
Guys , have you ever been wondering where to eat some nice food when you are in a certain country, what fun activities, accommodation in certain beautiful places or even what events that are about to happen ?
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@Chickabouttown, you are an amazing soul 😍😍😍
Thank you for the invite and all that I got to experience yesterday at Rohobot Ethiopian Restaurant 🙏🙏🙏
Nos. 8 & 7: Zanzibar
Go to bit.ly/ZanzibarTips to learn about what cool things there are to do in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
We met 27 years ago in one big dramatic bang and, all these years later, our friendship that has spanned 5 countries on 2 continents feels as simple and as easy as when I was 12. (Yes, 12, perpetually 12. 🤣😁😂) Happy birthday, sister-girl @DuhirweStudio. You age like a fine wine!
I can’t wait for the next time! 😙
Happy birthday to you too, @LilRushe! I hope you are living it up today as hard as your sister is in Zanzibar. 😙
No. 6: Late-Night Meanderings, Dar es Salaam
When you can’t fall asleep so are roaming the streets at night. Palm trees against a night sky.
It turns out I look up at the sky a lot and see enough beauty there to try and capture it.
You can find more pictures of the sky across East Africa at bit.ly/19Photos.
No. 5: The Tea House Restaurant, Stone Town, Zanzibar
I also mentioned in that post that I had never actually eaten at the Tea House restaurant, which now occupies that space, but I made sure to do that on my last trip there. (Thank you, @RacinesCreations!) The dining experience was as amazing as I thought it would be.
First, there was a stunning sunset to experience before dinner, then it was great food to be enjoyed accompanied by ethereal Taarab live music.
If you are ever in Zanzibar, do not miss doing this! At only $30 per person, this is an experience you will savor for a long time.
Be sure to make reservations beforehand though…the restaurant has very limited seating and reservations are mandatory.
No. 4: Flying East African Skies
People LOVE to complain about what a horrible airline Kenya Airways is, but after flying with Kenya Airways for over 30 years, I stand by my opinion that they are one of the most trustworthy African airlines flying the skies today.
Come on over to my blog and I’ll give you my reasons.
Go to bit.ly/KenyaAirways2, then let me know if you agree with me or not in the comment section of the post.
See you there! #NoFilter
No. 3: Dar es Salaam Harbour
Did someone recently call our city “the fishing village of Dar es Salaam“? Hahahaha…think again!
No.2: Sisterly Love at Its Best
No. 1: Daddy’s (Not So) Little Girl
When your father gets the medical all-clear, you can’t help but smile a little brighter and take a selfie to send to the rest of the family. I wish you long (healthy) life, Dad! #DaddysNotSoLittleGirl #NotBadFor71
So there you go, folks!
I hope you enjoyed my show and tell.
Let me know in the comment section below if any of these pictures struck a chord with you.
As always, I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Until the next time,
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