Greetings and Salutations 😃.
I am stoked about today’s blog post because I’ll be letting you in on my adventures while I was in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, as I had earlier on mentioned in my previous post.
Dar-es-Salaam, formerly known as Mzizima, is an Arabic term meaning residence of peace. It is the largest city by population in East Africa. It was Tanzania’s capital city up until 1974 when it lost its status to Dodoma. However, it remains the focus of the permanent central government bureaucracy.
Their main modes of transport are dala dala (minibuses) and bajaji (tuktuks).
One Sunday afternoon, in the company of some Tanzanian friends, we set out to explore the city centre. We assembled at Holiday Inn where we started capturing the city’s architectural works, from a restaurant at the rooftop.
Soon after, we took to the streets of the town itself. It being a Sunday, there was not much activity going on since most people were probably off relaxing in their homesteads or somewhere far away from the city centre.
In comparison to my hometown Nairobi, there is a lot of freedom when it comes to taking pictures here. Nobody will try confiscate your camera or question your motives while you snap away. I was very skeptical at first, scared that police officers or city council officers would suddenly emerge from nowhere and arrest me for you see, this is very common back home.
We decided to wind up our day from yet another rooftop in Kariokoo market. Here, goods and commodities are sold at cut-price.
Stay tuned for scenes from our next episodes :-D… Kwaheri kwa sasa ✨