Being close to a body of water is a very calming and a tranquil experience for me so much so that future me will have a big house close to some body of water. After spending 5 weeks in cloudy and wet Nairobi, it was time for me to head to the coast to enjoyContinue reading “A Tango With Tahmeed Coach Ltd: A 12-Hour Bus Trip From Mombasa To Dar Es Salaam”
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Getting Seasick On A Zan Fast Ferries Zanzibar 2 Ferry
After a glorious 3 weeks in Zanzibar Island it was time to head back inland and visit some art and dance studios. I was a happy island girl, enjoying the sunsets, taking walks and making new friends. I spent time in Michamvi, Paje, Jambiani and Stone Town exploring and generally enjoying myself even though theContinue reading “Getting Seasick On A Zan Fast Ferries Zanzibar 2 Ferry”
Arusha To Dar Es Salaam By Bus: A Tale Of A Late Bus And Untruthful Agents.
After 2 months in Arusha, it was time to move on to Zanzibar and leave Arusha with its 3 seasons in a day kind of weather. They call it winter here but it is nothing compared to the winters I know. A winter where I only need a single light sweater to feel warm isContinue reading “Arusha To Dar Es Salaam By Bus: A Tale Of A Late Bus And Untruthful Agents.”
Expedited Swahili Lessons: Time Well Spent At Nyumba Ya Bibi Sebastiana in Maji Ya Chai
Everything that could go wrong had certainly gone wrong at this point. My mind was conflicted. Should I just head back home? But that stubborn streak in me adapted and reached out to a friend in South Africa who helped me find practical solutions. When life is moving too fast, life tends to find waysContinue reading “Expedited Swahili Lessons: Time Well Spent At Nyumba Ya Bibi Sebastiana in Maji Ya Chai”
Spotting A South African In A Foreign Country Through Popular South African Products
A few weeks ago I went out for drinks with my Tanzanian friend who I have never met but talked to her a lot online. When we met, she had other friends with her and introductions were made. Throughout our conversations, there was an accent that I recognized as South African but I wasn’t sureContinue reading “Spotting A South African In A Foreign Country Through Popular South African Products”
The Art Of Choosing The Right Bus: Traveling From Arusha To Moshi By Bus
The best experience of a city or a town is living and moving around like an average resident of that city. My movements around Arusha have been through the use of public transport and walking for shorter distances. After about a month of being in Arusha, a few days ago I took a 1 dayContinue reading “The Art Of Choosing The Right Bus: Traveling From Arusha To Moshi By Bus”
Traveling Outside South Africa And The Admin Required For A Smooth Trip
When I was planning to start traveling, the first thing I did was check my passport. It was valid for another 5 months so I called the High Commission of Tanzania in South Africa and I was advised to rather get a new passport because I was at risk of being denied entry
RwandAir: Of COVID Requirements And Cancelled Flights
A few months ago I made an impulsive decision to wrap up everything in South Africa and explore the possibility of living in different African cities. So 3 weeks ago,I finally booked my flight to Tanzania through RwandAir. Naturally that meant that I will have a connecting flight in Kigali , Rwanda. With most countriesContinue reading “RwandAir: Of COVID Requirements And Cancelled Flights”
Creating A Less Good Idea
Images: Centre for The Less Good Idea Originally published on https://culture-review.co.za/creating-a-less-good-idea AUGUST 05, 2019 The Centre For The Less Good Idea, located in the heart of Johannesburg is a safe interdisciplinary space that supports experimental and short form collaborative projects that don’t have a natural home in a theatre or gallery. Twice a year, artists fromContinue reading “Creating A Less Good Idea”
Storytelling Around A Digital Fire With The Roundafire App.
At this Gogo pauses as she lets the image sink in. Nuts, mealies and other farm delicacies are passed around while Gogo continues with her story. Because exploring another world requires some snacks. Excited hands shoot up as Gogo wraps up her story rousing an interesting discussion.