Travels via the lenses

“The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Linda posing at Rift Valley View Point. Have you ever walked down those steps?

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5 Places You Have Never Been to In Kenya

 

….most likely. You may have been to one or two of the places, but I doubt you’ve been to three. You have to be a really good traveler to have made it to all. I know the assumptions in your mind right now is that these places have to be really expensive or in far away land for them to warrant that title, while in reality two of them are even free, the other three very affordable.aw Continue reading “5 Places You Have Never Been to In Kenya”

The Nairobi Bachelor’s Destinations: Oloolua Nature Trail

NOTE: Read about the first two posts on the Nairobi Bachelor’s Destinations where I shared about The African Heritage House and the Ololosokuan Nature Trail.

The Oloolua Nature Trail is just like any other found in the city. There’s not much of a difference with let’s say Karura Forest trails, but then there is just something about it that leaves you wanting to go back. It has been a while(a year and a half) since I was there, but my photographic memory of the place still lingers. It is one of the coolest and calmest places you will find in Nairobi(it’s neighborhood is a big plus). Located in Karen, you are sure not to experience crowds while you take a walk or a jog around. The picnic areas are also very nice, with benches and well maintained grass for the lovers of the traditional picnic.

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Benches

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The Nairobi Bachelor’s Destinations: African Heritage House

End month is almost here, and with it comes that precious thing we call salary. Well, for some of us the last week of the month is never a good time. You remember that round of pint you paid for when your mates dragged you of the house at the beginning of the month,  you remember that nyama choma you offered to pay for on that second weekend in Rongai, you remember that movie you decided to buy but got disappointed after watching. Meanwhile, all around you people are out and about visiting the Mara, posting photos of their coastal escapades(I’m looking at you Nas) and tweeting photos from ‘Somewhere in Kenya'(These are the worst humans out there, making you jealous and not letting you know whether you can counter their bragging by saying you have been there). I am not sure where you went wrong, but I think you may not have read the post on how to TEMBEA KENYA CHEAP.0a3366841ba2aa5a404d09a5ed35b5ff184da277 Continue reading “The Nairobi Bachelor’s Destinations: African Heritage House”

Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read: Part 2

Did you read the first article sharing the different Kenyan travel bloggers? Well, if you did not, Kenyan Travel Blogs To Read should be a good read too.

The above mentioned post listed all the travel blog I had come across. I knew the list wasn’t done, and the good readers of this blog helped me out by adding the below travel blogs that I should share about. it is a great thing to read on different travel experiences by different individuals and groups and to see locals taking the initiative to share on Kenya’s attractions on their own.

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Thank You!

As you may know, or not, we were nominated as one of the best travel blogs in Kenya and made the cut to be on the ballot out of all the amazing travel blogs we read. We were really proud for this having only done this for a year and half or so, and really got serious a year ago. It’s a good feeling when something you start out of passion gets recognized. The #BAKEAwards happened this previous Saturday and we didn’t manage to win. Tough luck!thank-you-note

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Too Many Hashtags? #TembeaKenya

Who still keeps tabs on all the hashtags Kenya Tourism Board has created? The keyboard warriors may be assisting in drumming support for the Kenyan tourism industry, but how many do they need? Seriously. I have stuck with #TembeaKenya,the others just do not make sense to me. We may just need to sit down with whoever comes up with these online campaign strategies to fully understand KTB.dscn7927

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Worth More Alive

We are only a few hours to the historic Ivory and Rhino Horn Burn this weekend. The burning of 105 tonnes of elephant tusks and 1.3 tonnes of rhino horns on April 30 at the Nairobi National Park will reaffirm Kenya’s commitment to protect its iconic wildlife species, as being reported in different media outlets. The stockpile to be destroyed is worth an estimated 30 million US dollars on the black market.

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Photo courtesy of Mutira Rashid (mutirarashid.com)

I will not be one to say this is bad, or we should have done that because it is trully a great part of history. That I will probably after all this excitement has cooled down(keep your stones safely guys!).

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