1) You will feel at home: You’re really home. You’re sinking your teeth into familiar food you’ve missed for so long: matumbo (cow entrails) fried tilapia, nyama choma (grilled meat), ugali (maize […]
Of accidents, a broken femur, baby steps and an anniversary!
A couple of days ago, wordpress sent me a congratulatory message on my dashboard. The baby “Travelogues of an African Girl,” had clocked two years. What a milestone! I have an idea […]
The human face of Mogadishu (Part One)
It feels like a combination of lockdown and military camp up in here..there’s a tenseness in the air, so palpable that any efforts to exhale and inhale have been reduced to short […]
A year already? A recap of my experiences and what travel has taught me..
Travelogues of an African Girl is a year old! This past year, on the 18th of April, I blogged my first post: Singapore cool. My experience in the Little Red dot debunked every pre-travel […]
It’s the King’s birthday, hurrah!
You haven’t quite been to a party until you’ve been to what the dutch know as Koninginendag..now Koningsdag or King’s Day. It’s the one day in the year you can sell your […]
10 reasons you should date, marry or try not to avoid a dutch man!
I’m reading through the CNN travel report circa 2011 and wondering why the dutch don’t have a mention as one of the coolest nationalities in the world. Because I think they are […]
Amsterdam is not just about the Red Light District
I am passing by the De Wallen and I cannot help but steal glances at the girls standing under the glow of the red neon-lit windows. They are dressed in skimpy silky lingerie […]
Is Sinterklaas and ´Zwarte Piet´ a racist tradition?
The door bell rang just as I rolled out of bed. As soon as I opened the door to my apartment, some blackened-up petes in costume tossed some candy on the floor […]
A dark day for the Netherlands..
Just a day ago, shocking news filled our television screens. A plane had been downed while flying over Ukraine air space. It was not just any plane, it was a commercial jet; […]