From Toronto To London

After almost two years exactly to the date, on the 27th of November 2016, Kandi travelled from Toronto to London to stay. Having met many people throughout my travels, saying that we will see one other again is usually a thrown around phrase. Plans are roughly sketched out, destinations discussed and rarely they manifest into anything. But, … Continue reading From Toronto To London

A Serengeti Safari On A Budget: Part I

Beholding it's position as one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders, the Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's largest ecosystem and one of the oldest to still exist on Earth. At 30,000 km squared,  it is well known for its  migration that sees over one million wildebeest and other animals such as zebra and gazelle migrate from the Kenyan border … Continue reading A Serengeti Safari On A Budget: Part I

Tanzania: Painting Tinga Tinga Style

Within the first two days of arriving in Tanzania, I was fascinated and in awe of the Tinga Tinga style painting. As an artist myself, I was desperate to see the processes, materials and technique used to create such incredible pieces of Art. The use of repetition, pattern and sequencing made the artwork alluring, highlighting … Continue reading Tanzania: Painting Tinga Tinga Style

Tanzania: Making Art whilst Travelling

Amongst the suncream, mosquito repellent, and numerous documents, my sketchbook could be found, in the stomach of my suitcase, battered and bruised from the flight. Drawing was my escape in England and would continue to be my escape in Africa. At 6am each morning, as the sun was beginning to rise, I was greeted by … Continue reading Tanzania: Making Art whilst Travelling

Tanzania: A Trip To Pangani Part III – Staying in Tanga

After two wonderful days spent at the Beach Crab Resort, we headed back to Tanga on the Sunday afternoon. As the return journey wasn't to be made in complete darkness, the Resort booked a taxi on our behalf to take us across the river and into the center of Tanga. The driver charged 100,000 TSH (£40 … Continue reading Tanzania: A Trip To Pangani Part III – Staying in Tanga

Tanzania: A Trip to Pangani Part II – The Beach Crab Resort

The Beach  Wherever I am in the world, being by the sea makes me feel at home. It has the ability to calm my mind and soothe my soul, drawing me in like the tide and reluctantly letting me go. Waking up at 5:30 AM to witness the sunrise made the travelling troubles fade away. … Continue reading Tanzania: A Trip to Pangani Part II – The Beach Crab Resort

Tanzania: A Trip to Pangani Part I: Journey

It doesn't matter where I happen to be in the world, I always need an escape to the coast. I find the coastline calls when the hustle and bustle of a town becomes intolerable and I need time to recharge. A weekend devoid of plans appeared in both mine and two fellow travelers diaries which … Continue reading Tanzania: A Trip to Pangani Part I: Journey

Tanzania: A trip to Mnambe Waterfalls, Materuni Village

The Falls Mnambe Falls, most commonly known as Materuni Falls, is a natural wonder not to be missed. The falls themselves can be reached from the village of Materuni in a tolerable time of 45 minutes. The village is located at 4,300ft above sea level, positioned amongst high rises and deep valleys. The Chagga tribe … Continue reading Tanzania: A trip to Mnambe Waterfalls, Materuni Village

Tanzania: Teaching Photography at Pamoja Tunaweza Boys & Girls Club

The second week of my trip meant getting down to business: Teaching. I was privileged enough to have found a center in which a previous volunteer had donated a selection of digital cameras in time for my arrival. With sustainability in mind, the cameras were donated as a tool to generate an income. In the … Continue reading Tanzania: Teaching Photography at Pamoja Tunaweza Boys & Girls Club

Tanzania: Volunteering at Pamoja Tunaweza Boys & Girls Club

Here it is, the sole purpose of my trip to Tanzania: The Pamoja Tunaweza Boys and Girls Club. 'Pamoja Tunaweza' directly translates as 'together we can', a slogan that resembles the unified groups and organisations that came together as one. The Hard Life Art Club was at the basis of the organisation. A group of … Continue reading Tanzania: Volunteering at Pamoja Tunaweza Boys & Girls Club