Monthly Archives: October 2016

Custom Fitted

Sometimes, Westerners traveling to Africa forget that you can actually buy things here. I know I did when I first left for Peace Corps—thinking I needed to come with a two year supply of everything. People just visiting forget that … Continue reading

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Trivial Pursuits

Aside from drinking, it seems to me that expats play a lot of games. I went to bingo a while back, it was pretty lit. Last night, I went to trivia. It turns out, Triniti the nightclub is actually Triniti … Continue reading

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Kahawa

I love coffee. I’ll allow a moment for that unique personality quirk of mine to cease blowing your mind. But really, I do. I like it hot. I like it cold. I rarely like it with cream or sugar, but … Continue reading

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Piga Picha

One of my favorite things in life is shooting pictures on the street. Candid shots of life unfolding. The confluence of people and situations that somehow make more than the sum of their parts. Under the best possible circumstances, with … Continue reading

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Game Day

Yesterday, cross-town football rivals Simba and Young Africans—aka Yanga—clashed on the pitch at Tanzania’s National Stadium in a match that whipped not only Dar es Salaam but the entire country into a sporting frenzy. The game, which ended tied at … Continue reading

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That’s a Bingo!

Just down Ali Hassan Mwinyi, past Viva Towers and the Greek Embassy, backed up against the crispy dead expanse of the gymkhana golf course, lies an unassuming little place called Upanga Club. Every Friday night, local families, expats and travelers … Continue reading

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