Oranges are not the only fruit

As I write this, I am sitting in a small room filled with plastic chairs and tables and Tanzanian men, all facing a small TV placed on top of a fridge freezer. Everyone is shouting because they’ve just announced that transport costs are going up and a heated discussion has started. I’m nursing a cup of hot fresh milk, a rarity in the land of UHT, and waiting for the order I made at the wooden counter in the corner of the room, below it a glass counter filled with mandazi that people are buying to dip into their heavily sugared milk. Continue reading


It’s nice to be able to get away for the weekends. Mwanza is beautiful but there’s not a lot to do – lots of bars and restaurants and places to shop, ┬ábut if you just want to admire the scenery and what a beautiful place you’ve managed to land yourself in then getting outside of the city is the best way. Continue reading