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food & drink

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Now craving: Krest Bitter Lemon

There’s no better drink to cool you down than a Krest Bitter Lemon, served ice-cold in the hot midday sun with ‘sweat’ dripping off the side of the 350ml glass bottle. In fact anything by Krest would be good right now, be it Bitter Lemon, Soda Water or Tonic Water. Krest is a Coca-Cola product … Continue reading

7th Heaven, pt. 4

#4 Spices, spices, spices Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, and for a pretty good reason. The whole middle part of Unguja is covered in spice plantations, and apart from tourism, it’s one of the biggest driver’s of the economy. So whether it’s fresh cumin, vanilla-flavoured tea or any colour of peppercorn you’re looking for, … Continue reading

Malaika, my love

A beach bar of many names, from early Dar Alive and Malaika to the latest Mbalamwezi Beach Club, somehow Malaika is still the most suiting name for a pretty place (and easiest/shortest to pronounce). Swahili for ‘angel’. Just 5 minutes away from my home in Mikocheni lay a little paradise. Malaika is quite easy to miss … Continue reading

The Chipsi Mayai Curse

Time in Tanzania is a trivial concept. The common Swahili saying haraka haraka haina baraka (‘hurry hurry has no blessings’) is quite telling of this. I’ve gotten used to not taking any appointment time too seriously – after all I have been sitting in meeting rooms at the Ministry of Finance where the Ministry’s chairperson … Continue reading

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