Category Archives: Dar es Salaam

El tráfico en Dar es Salaam


He escrito sobre los peligros del tráfico de Dar es Salaam. Nos trataron de nuevo ayer, esta vez tomando el ferry, pero el viaje todavía nos llevó cerca de 7 horas ida y vuelta, sólo para comprar algo de comida … Continue reading

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A tour through Dar traffic!!


I have written about the hazards of the Dar es Salaam traffic.  We tried again yesterday, this time taking the ferry, but the trip still took us about 7 hours there and back, just to buy some food for the … Continue reading

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Dar es Salaam Zoo


After our recent visit to the beautiful Ruaha National Park and Mikumi National Park in Tanzania, we decided to visit the local Dar es Salaam Zoo on recommendation from a few Tanzanian friends. I don’t like zoos, as I hate … Continue reading

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Trying to get to a grocer at midday on a Saturday – the effects of urbanisation and poor planning!!


As we live in Kigamboni, we have one of two options – either sit in the ferry queue for hours or try your luck the long way round into town.  We tried the latter on Saturday, and it was a … Continue reading

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Africa – First World vs Third World


Just for the fun of it – The Seli, pictured in my header,  has been lying rusting in Table Bay for a few years now – have a look and enjoy!  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=462126653819125 I grew up in a small town, called … Continue reading

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Sunset Strolls in Dar harbour with canine kids


We are animal mad, Kobus and I.  We flew our three dogs and one cat up with us to Dar es Salaam (sadly left two black kittie brothers at home, but with a beloved niece who takes super care of … Continue reading

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Are we ever satisfied with our lot in life?


I’m not an expert on life, just human, and hope that by sharing this past week’s emotions with you, I touch someone somewhere…… As this blog has a two-fold reason to exist, one being to assist me in filling my … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s kitchen – food, glorious, colourful food


I am in love with the glorious food this soil produces! And as true as bob, I have learned to love cooking – now to all my good, long-standing friends, this must be a huge surprise, but when you have … Continue reading

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Wiki kuwa alikuwa – bahari urchins – oh maumivu


To all my East African readers – I do not profess to be able to write anything in Swahili, but Google Translate seems to do a good job!: Baada ya siku chache kupendeza katika Zanzibar, mimi akarudi nyumbani na wavulana. … Continue reading

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The week that was – part 2: Sea Urchins – oh the PAIN!!!!!


Part 2:  Sea Urchins After a delightful few days in Zanzibar, I returned home with the boys.  Home at this stage, being Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam. For those who have read thus far, you will know that we were initially … Continue reading

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