Author Archives: ChocolateHoney

Coffee and the customer service culture in Mbinga, Tanzania

The first time I walked into the coffee house I was greeted by staff sitting down on the shop’s front house tables. “What poor customer service,” I thought to myself. The staff had never met me before, in their perspective I could have been a customer and yet they were all sending me greetings while sitting on the chairs. From that first impression I knew that I had some work to do in the customer service front. Wouldn’t you agree?


Trying out Marzipan in Toledo, Spain

I switched from my vertical position, into a slightly forward bend, then moved to a squat, and finally back to my vertical position: my neck slightly stretched, my soles lifted off the ground,and my nose almost rubbing the glass window of Santo Tome Mazapan. My body, unconsciously followed my eyes, as I keenly inspected the […]

Travel Challenge: From Moshi to Taveta through Lake Jipe

I was very bored, it was disturbingly hot and there was nothing better than scrolling through my FaceBook timeline while listening to my sister’s complaint about being tired of the never changing scenery of the bicycle routes we had already been. I think I may have been unconsciously switched to Google maps or may be  […]

Travel Madagascar: The inspiring Red Circus, Mahajanga

If you ever receive a bottled art from Mahajanga with a scenery of Madagascar or the portrait of Bob Marley drawn with multiple colours of sand then the artist has most likely been to Red Circus. Located past the airport the red, white and gold sandy hills of Red Circus serve as an inspiration and […]

Travel Madagascar: The Sacred Lake of Mangatsa (Lac Sacre)

Located 18km from Mahajanga (Majunga) in north west of Madagascar is ‘Lac Sacre’ an enchanted lake with a fairy tale like story. “Local legend tells us that in the past Mangatsa was a village. One day, the village chief’s son fell ill, and they asked a sorcerer to heal him. But alas, the son died […]

Travel Madagascar: The 6 caves of Belobaka, Mahajanga

The shouting of children catch my attention as I step on the 7th step of the mouth of cave number one. Not knowing Malagasy I stop and turn around to seek a bit of approval from my Malagasy companion, Clara. She looks at me and chuckles then turns around and converses with an old village […]

Travel Madagascar: From Tanarive to Andasibe

If you would like to spot lemurs in their natural habitat but don’t want to break your pocket or endure a long road trip then a journey from Tana (Antananarivo/Tanarive) to Andasibe could be the right choice for you. Where to start? Unfortunately moving from one cardinal point to the next in Madagascar is not […]

Bliss of being Mommy

The pleasures and challenges of a first time Mom


Homage to men who support women: The blog that deals with matters specifically relating to African women those in rural areas and in the diaspora


just another plaid-wearin' java-sippin' girl


speaks to the masses of people not reading this blog

The Byronic Man

We can rebuild him. We have the technology... Drier. Hilariouser. More satirical than before.

Nesh around the World

Pieces of life

İnsanlık Hali

Her insanda insanlığın bütün halleri vardır- Montaigne

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

Ella Elle L'A

"Ella, she's got it"- Kate Ryan

Coco J. Ginger Says

Poems and stories of love & heartbreak.


Oh the places you'll go!

Walking slowly

Footsteps into Africa


Home of Tim Stiffler-Dean

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