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In the third post of my “Be My Guide to Your East African City” series, I asked about your favorite local spa. I also mentioned that it dawned on me that I had never been to a spa before, having always received my beauty and body treatments in beauty salons or fitness facilities. Shortly after publishing that post, I was graciously invited by Ramona Kashmiri, the owner of Lemon Spa in Masaki, Dar es Salaam, to visit her spa for the first time and sample some of the treatments offered there. Continue reading
Plot 1397 Mwayo Street (click to see map)
Masaki, Dar es Salaam
Open every day 10.30 a.m.–9.30 p.m.
Tel: +255 784 786 688 · Email: email@example.com
I don’t have any children…which is why when I first noticed Funkys in Masaki (despite its looking very interesting), I knew I’d probably never visit it much. Then one day, I received an email from a reader telling me about her café, Groovy Cup, located within Funkys. Continue reading
The event that I have most enjoyed attending in the two years I have lived in Dar es Salaam is, without a doubt, the Visa 2 Dance Contemporary Dance Festival. If you live in Dar es Salaam and have never heard of Visa 2 Dance (like a friend recently told me despite his having lived in Dar es Salaam for the past eight years), then you are who I write this post for. I won’t be roundabout; I’ll get right to it.
What is the Visa 2 Dance Contemporary Dance Festival? Visa 2 Dance is an annual, international contemporary dance festival that takes place every October in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (though the 2010 edition did also include activities in Zanzibar). In the words of its organizers (taken from the Visa 2 Dance website): Continue reading