Thursday, April 30, 2015

Travel Diary:: Mtwara

So I have been really lucky to have a job that lets me travel all over the country. I mean, there were places I never thought I would end up going to but thanks to my job I end up visiting even the most remote of places. Now if you know me you know I love to travel, and by travel I mean literally anywhere (even if is just half an hour away lol). I get all excited knowing I'm going to visit a new place I have never been to before.

Last year I had a chance to visit Mtwara for a couple of days. It is located in southeastern Tanzania and you can get a lot of information about it online so I won't bore you with all the menial details. Even being a resident of Tanzania I never imagined it would be the way i found it to be (if that at all makes sense). I was blown away by all the beauty and culture. It is definitely a place I will consider visiting in the future for a longer time while vacationing.

These are a few of the photos I took.

View from the sky got me excited before I even landed

I spent my last afternoon here just soaking in the beauty of nature in company of a book I was currently reading.

View of the port from a distance away. Unfortunately I couldn't visit the port because I had to catch my flight but I managed to get glimpses from the road on my way to the airport.

Isn't this just breath taking? *swoon*
I'm thinking of starting a travel diary so I can capture and blog about all my adventures. One of my resolutions was to do more of what I love and travel is definitely way up there in the list.

Anne xo

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dinner Date :)

Okay so maybe this wasn't exactly a "date" in the strictest terms. It was just two girls deciding on an impulse to maaaybe pass-by somewhere after work (possibly sneaking off work an hour or two early). I'm not saying we really did sneak off work early, just in case my boss is browsing through my blog and happens upon this particular post......I was at work till it was time to clock-off okay?

So, back to the point. We went to this really beautiful Jamaican Restaurant called Velisa's here in Dar es Salaam. I couldn't find the link to its website but that should give you an idea of the place.

This is what we had for dinner....I don't remember what my friend ordered but I had jerk chicken, rice with beans, fried plantains and a sweet avocado salad. It was my first time trying out Jamaican cuisine and I was NOT disappointed at all. Well it helps that I love food and rarely do I ever not like what I'm eating.

I'm a sucker for the ocean and this is part of the view from the restaurant

These are some of the pictures we took. Not the best quality but you get the idea. I'll try to capture more pictures next time so you guys can better see how beautiful the whole setting is.

Till next time!

Anne xo