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How to Make Your Mattress More Cool on Hot Nights

Some years ago, I wrote a post about how to make your mattress more comfortable with a mattress pad. Today, I bring you another post about how to improve the quality of your sleep by making your mattress just a little cooler, which is particularly helpful if you are experiencing very hot weather like we are right now in Dar es Salaam. This post is a guest post by Will. Enjoy! READ ALSO: Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu Hot nights keep you awake, tossing and turning in your bed? I know the feeling too well! … Continue reading How to Make Your Mattress More Cool on Hot Nights

Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months

Uber launched in Kampala, Uganda and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania within 10 days of each other in June 2016. Since I don’t own a car, and live between these two cities, I was ecstatic to learn about this new development. Although I love to travel by boda-boda (motorcycle taxis), I cannot completely ignore the number of injuries and fatalities that occur every day as a result of boda-boda accidents. An inexpensive, convenient, GPS-enabled service provided through a mobile app seemed like just the thing to finally get me to transition to a non-boda-boda lifestyle. Finding out That Uber Had Arrived to an East African City Other Than Nairobi … Continue reading Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months

Bakhresa Hotel in Zanzibar

When you live in Tanzania, the Bakhresa Group and its products and services are everywhere you look. On any given day, you might eat Azam ice cream, use Azam flour, or watch Azam TV. You might travel on an Azam ferry to Zanzibar, or hear a news tidbit about the Azam Football Club. You might stop at an Azam bakery or drink an Azam juice, milk, soda or Uhai bottled water. The Bakheresa Group’s products and services in Tanzania are everywhere! And yet, there’s one sector where the Group has had no presence until now: hotels. That’s all about to change though. … Continue reading Bakhresa Hotel in Zanzibar

Johannesburg Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour: City Sightseeing Joburg

This post is about City Sightseeing Joburg, a Johannesburg hop-on/hop- off tour. In my last post, I wrote about flying from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg with Fastjet, Africa’s new low-cost airline. In that post, I promised to one day tell you more about what I saw and did while I was in Johannesburg. Today, I’ll tell you about a great way I found to go sightseeing and to explore Johannesburg. Furthermore, this way enables you to do so time effectively and at a good price Watch the video below for a brief introduction. READ ALSO: The The Top 5 Wine Farms … Continue reading Johannesburg Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour: City Sightseeing Joburg