A Tour of Darajani Market in Stone Town, Zanzibar


No matter where you travel, one of the best ways to experience local life is to explore the local fresh market. Markets are not only where things are sold and traded, but they are also where people congregate to socialize, meet friends, and eat. Located just on the edge of the ancient lanes of Stone Town […]

In Zanzibar, Delicious Local Food at Passing Show Hotel (Restaurant)


Ask just about any local Zanzibari for a great local Zanzibari food restaurant in central Stone Town, and they’ll either point you to Lukmaan (another great restaurant), or Passing Show Hotel. Both restaurants serve nearly the same menu, a full range of Zanzibari favorites like pilau rice and biryani, and a variety of curries, stews, and […]

Addis Mercato – Chaos and Beauty at Africa’s Largest Market


If you’re a market lover, one place you can’t miss when you visit Addis Ababa is Addis Mercato. It’s considered Africa’s biggest market, an open air sprawl of vendors that goes on for kilometers; It’s one of those markets that weaves in all directions and you never know what you’re going to stumble into or […]

The Ultimate Zanzibar Travel Guide for Food Lovers


Introduction When I was a kid, I spent the majority of my growing up years in East Africa. I dreamt about visiting Zanzibar, experiencing the mix of cultures, exploring the narrow lanes of Stone Town, and sampling the delicious coastal cuisine. Pictures of pristine turquoise waters and white sand kept me inspired, and I knew I had to visit […]

5 of the Best Coffee Shops in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


If you drink coffee, you probably already know that Ethiopian coffee is perhaps the best in the world. So one of the best activities to do in Addis Ababa is to search out the best coffee shops in the best coffee country in the world. Not only will you want to drink as many cups of […]

Irresistible Ethiopian Food at Grand Restaurant in Addis Ababa


You’ll find plenty of wonderful restaurant in Addis Ababa, most of them, usually marked by signs sponsored the classic yellow St. Georges beer company. Step into anyone of these delicious restaurants and you’ll likely find a pretty delicious meal throughout the day. But there’s one place that I ate at, and kept eating at over […]

David’s To Do List for Malawi, Africa


This is a guest post from my buddy David Hoffman who blogs over at David’s Been Here. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Tanzania, and I’ve always wanted to head a little further south to Malawi, but just haven’t been able to yet. David offers some good tips about things to do in […]