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10 reasons to visit the Kenyan coast – why you ...

After recent bad press the tourists have stopped flocking to the Kenyan coast. Uttering the word Mombasa now has most Westerners thinking of terror attacks and theft. This bad press is just standard media hype. You should be dreaming of faraway lands and romantic palm tree lined beaches. Whilst I’m not promoting Mombasa as such, a visit to Diani Beach on the coast of Kenya is definitely a worthwhile venture! Here are my 10 reasons why you should visit the Kenyan coast. 1. ...
Life in Kenya

Childhood in the Slums

They have a hard life but they make me smile Life in Mukuru informal settlement, or in any slum, can be tough. A childhood in a slum, well life doesn’t get tougher than that. I want to introduce you to a few friendly faces that despite their hard life, make me smile. Here is a story about what life is like for them. Meet: The Babies of Mukuru I can hear you “nawwwww” from here and believe me I feel ...
Transport

The eco-friendly benefits of group travel – join an overland ...

Yes, you are in ‘independent traveler’. Yes, you have traveled alone plenty of times before. No, you are not ‘afraid’ to travel to a place you don’t know on your own. But perhaps, just perhaps you could consider group travel just this once. If not for your own sake, then how about the planet’s? Group travel: how it works A bunch of like minded, time poor peeps gather together with a group leader (generally someone that knows their way around ...
EatingLife in Kenya

A Vegetarian’s Guide to Kenya

The Kenyan Menu: meat, milk and blood I was worried moving to Kenya. Visions of Maasai warriors drinking the blood of cows and slaughtering goats to supplement their meal of milk didn’t really give me much hope on the culinary front. Kenya is a land of meat eaters right? How could a vegetarian like me survive? Oh how wrong I was! Vegetarian’s rejoice Kenya has an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables that make living life as a vego a ...