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”
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.”
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”
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”
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
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.
Centich Toko is a multi-disciplinary creative who makes Arts and Crafts ridiculously cool. There is nothing fashionably creative that her hands can’t do.
August House is flat in Johannesburg CBD that houses a significant number of visual artists and sculptors. A few times a year the artists and the management of August House open their studios to the public. The public is afforded a chance to meet the artists they follow and admire, discover new artists and buyContinue reading “August House’s Open Studio”
Black women’s hair is very versatile and flexible so it bends and moves to our wishes; so stylist and content creator Centich Toko and I came together in front of the camera to create this amazing project photographed by Lebogang Ditibane. In this shoot Centich had an Afro hair piece sown on top of herContinue reading “Blossom Twins:In Full Bloom”
Larry Jay’s A/W19 collection inspired by people who live around him, how they explore their cultures and personal styles in relation to global fashion. The cuts and selection of fabrics for the collection were inspired by the style and ways of living reflected in their attitudes, habits and tastes, moral standards, socioeconomic level and values.Continue reading “Larry Jay’s A/W19 Collection Mixes Different Styles, Attitudes and Cultures to Create Garments for Everyone.”