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Upanga Club: Friday Night Bingo

Of all the things you  might expect to do in Dar es Salaam, I’m pretty sure you don’t have playing bingo on your list. What would you say then if I told you that there is a super-fun bingo night every Friday at a very unexpected place? That’s what I’d like to tell you about today. I first heard of this bingo night while working as a community coordinator at one of Dar es Salaam’s foreign missions. As community coordinator, I organized activities that would enable newly arrived diplomats to discover the city and to rub shoulders with local communities. … Continue reading Upanga Club: Friday Night Bingo

Funkys, Dar es Salaam

Update (January 12, 2016): Groovy Cup and Funkys are no longer open for business. READ ALSO: Uber Launches in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania &  Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing Groovy Cup Funkys Plot 1397 Mwayo Street (click to see map) Masaki, Dar es Salaam Open every day 10.30 a.m.–9.30 p.m. Tel: +255 784 786 688 · Email: [email protected] I don’t have any children…which is why when I first noticed Funkys in Masaki (despite its looking very interesting), I knew I’d probably never visit it much. Then one day, I received an email from a reader telling me about her café, … Continue reading Funkys, Dar es Salaam

Cine Club–Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Update: Cine Club is no longer operational. READ ALSO: 7 Tips for Relaxed Hair READ ALSO: Emirates Flights: The 100thA380 Super Sale Is On!  READ ALSO: Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing Cine Club Off Old Bagamoyo Road Mikocheni (Warioba), Dar es Salaam Tel: +255-(0)754-374436/+255-(0)715-374436 In November 2007, when I first visited Dar es Salaam with an eye towards moving here, I remember often hearing mention of a place called Cine Club. At times, this would be while people were giving directions (where they would use Cine Club as a marker); at other times, it would be in relation to concerts … Continue reading Cine Club–Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ethiopian Coffee: The Best Coffee According to Me

The growing and preparing of coffee is a longstanding tradition in Ethiopia.  Ethiopia is where Coffea arabica, the coffee plant, originates.  Although coffee is now grown in various parts of the world; Ethiopia still accounts for around 3% of the global coffee market. Today, I’d like to tell you how I first discovered Ethiopian coffee and how it became my favourite coffee of all. Keep reading until the end of this post where I share a video about the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and how coffee is generally drunk in Ethiopia. READ ALSO: Cadbury Hot Chocolate Recipe / Cadbury Drinking Chocolate Recipe … Continue reading Ethiopian Coffee: The Best Coffee According to Me

Fisherman’s Friend

When I “pack” my handbag before I go out every day, I recite a list of items that I want to be sure not to forget. Without going into too many details, my current recitation goes: phone, money, swipe…(insert a few more items here that include a small tin of petroleum jelly 🙂 )… mints, camera. I am sure you can understand why I carry items such as my phone and money, but an item like mints—and Fisherman’s Friend mints at that—may baffle you a bit (as it has people who’ve seen me put my bag together in the past). … Continue reading Fisherman’s Friend