Tag Archives: Zanzibar

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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The week that was – sinking of Skagit ferry, sea urchins, snotty noses and sore stomachs


Part one – Skagit disaster: We had the two younger boys here this past week.  As we were supposed to have settled in Zanzibar, I had booked them return tickets on 1Time Airline, directly from O R Tambo International, Johannesburg to Zanzibar airport, way … Continue reading

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The Ferries of Dar es Salaam


The Ferries of Dar es Salaam I’ve written briefly about the ferries before, but I have come to the conclusion that they need some more cyber space, as they provide an abundance of frustration, but also entertainment to us on … Continue reading

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Cyber Space and finding that “Crazy Little thing called Love” – by Freddie Mercury, Queen


Today’s blog is probably way off the mark for anyone interested in reading about Dar es Salaam, Kigamboni, Zanzibar or my day-t0-day existence here, but I would not have been here if it was not for this “Love” thing. I … Continue reading

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The Waiting game – hakuna matata – kesho ni siku nyingine – no problem – tomorrow is another day


We’ve been in Kigamboni for more than a month now, and we still don’t know if we are going to settle in Zanzibar or not. The decision to pack up our lives in South Africa and actually leave our loved … Continue reading

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A weary Suletta in Kigamboni


11 June 2012 A weary Suletta in Kigamboni I am sitting around the corner of the house in the shady part, cool breeze blowing through the palm trees.  The electricity went off about an hour ago, a record Monday, as … Continue reading

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From Malmesbury to Kigamboni


For those who are interested, some info on how things have panned out here thus far: For the first week we lived in a hotel in the centre of Dar es Salaam – not much fun, as we did not … Continue reading

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