Tag Archives: Zanzibar

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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The week that was: Zanzibar before all the disasters


Before the sinking of the Skagit, or the pain of the sea urchins  and Sakkie getting such snot sickness (flu) – apparently rife this time of year in Dar es Salaam, as it is considered their winter as well, we … 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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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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