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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

Fastjet Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg

The furthest south I’d ever been in Africa was Tanzania…and it was beginning to irk me! I was born in East Africa and had been living there for the past 12 years; I grew up in West Africa and had traveled there quite a bit; although I had never been to North Africa, I had been to Niger in the Sahel, and that satisfied my curiosity somewhat about North Africa. Southern Africa though? No. Never. READ ALSO: Botswana: A Guide to Gaborone, the Capital of Botswana I started to feel this way about a year or so before the happenings … Continue reading Fastjet Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg

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

(Scroll down for 8 of the latest hairstyles in Kenya 2018 / 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 [email protected] I’d love to learn more about it! :-)) I recently changed my Facebook profile picture and … Continue reading 8 Latest Hairstyles in Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

Thorn Tree Cafe, Nairobi

The Thorn Tree Café  The Sarova Stanley Tel: +254-(20)-316377 Website: Sarova Hotels >>The Thorn Tree Café Sarova Hotels Renovates a Hotel with Lots of History Almost two decades ago, Sarova Hotels renovated The New Stanley in Nairobi and renamed it The Sarova Stanley. I don’t know that I really had an opinion of the hotel when it was The New Stanley, but I know that I like the hotel as it is now. I often enjoy sitting at the elegant first-floor Exchange Bar (the location of Nairobi’s first Stock Exchange), looking out onto the busy street or just enjoying the quiet, chic atmosphere while catching … Continue reading Thorn Tree Cafe, Nairobi