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My Favorite Travel Discovery of 2017: Booking.com

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope you had an awesome festive season and that your year is off to a great start. As we begin another year, which I am sure we all hope will be filled with fun, beautiful, amazing (travel) experiences and adventures, I want to take the time and tell you about my most memorable travel discovery of 2017. It all began last summer as I was planning a 3-week family road trip across Tanzania. I sort of stumbled across it by accident. After three amazing finds using this service, though, I think I can rule … Continue reading My Favorite Travel Discovery of 2017: Booking.com

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

8 Latest Hairstyles in Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

(Scroll down for 8 of the latest hairstyles in Kenya/trending hairstyles in Kenya 2018, followed by a selection of Ghanian lines in Nairobi styles. Also, it seems that many of you come to this article looking for more information about ‘Kenyan hair styles & braids by Eva Nairobi‘. I believe that is a salon in Embakasi Pipeline but know very little else about it. If you do, tell me more about it in the comment section below, or send me an email at Biche@ChickAboutTown.com. I’d love to learn more about it! :-)) I recently changed my Facebook profile picture and got many … Continue reading 8 Latest Hairstyles in Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

The Secret & The Law of Attraction

It’s been 9 years, give or take, since the release of The Secret—the popular film and book. Produced by Rhonda Byrne, an Australian television writer and producer, The Secret was hugely successful with DVD sales reaching higher than 2 million within the first year of its release and book sales reaching higher than 4 million within 6 months of publication. In 2007, this success earned Rhonda Byrne a spot on Time Magazine’s Time 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Here in East Africa, the phenomenon that was The Secret was not lost on us. Bookstores … Continue reading The Secret & The Law of Attraction


After the wonderful time I had watching Dreamgirls, I decided to try my luck once more and attempt to watch yet another movie at home. Since I am writing about the whole episode, you can guess that my attempt was indeed successful. Still, I’d like to share my experience of how I ended up watching Mel Gibson‘s Apocalypto, the way it happened to me. I Attempt Another Movie Since I had not yet returned the DVD that I had borrowed from my friend, I searched it for another title that I thought might be interesting. I settled on  Freedom Writers with Hillary Swank. The movie … Continue reading Apocalypto