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Sports everywhere

Doing regular exercise is a challenge here, what with the humid and hot climate, erratic traffic and unreliable surfaces of roads and paths. Still it does not…


Christmas in the tropics

Coming from the Northern Hemisphere one knows deep down when days become shorter, the weather gets colder and the shopping more erratic that Christmas is on its…



Reliable services do exist

Despite the challenges of finding people who take pride and care in their work, reliable services do exist here, they just take a long time to find….


Language says it all

Coming from a culture where being straightforward and direct in communication is considered an asset, it has taken me a while to understand Swahili culture. Even so,…




Stamps & Signatures

To me, the sound of papers being stamped was something of the old days, but here I have learned not to underestimate its significance. Stamps and signatures are…


What to do?

These are the days when I see people all around me scratching a living out of nothing. A lady with a baby tied on her back sitting in…


Nyerere’s bridge

The new bridge to Kigamboni is a sight to see, so I have been told. It took almost five years to construct and was opened officially several…