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Lamu, Kenya: The Land of Donkeys and Charm

The day is Tuesday, and I am a bit idle. I remember suddenly that a friend had invited me to Lamu Island, on the east coast of Kenya, seven months ago when I was still working a nine to five job. I never went because I could hardly get away for more than three days. […]

Swaziland: A Place to Belong

My mother’s story in my words… When I think about my childhood in Mbabane, Swaziland, the first thing I remember is the warmth, the big open bright skies and the two rows of tall pine trees in the garden where my father made a trapeze for me to play on. I would swing and swing […]

Tripoli, Libya: A Historic Marvel

My visit to Tripoli was before the current political unrest, which is why I remember it as a serene and beautiful place. It broke my heart when I saw on television what the civil war has done to the place. And so I would like to share my experiences in Tripoli as I remember it. […]

Accra, Ghana: Home Away from Home

They say moving isn’t easy, and that’s what I found out with Accra. I spent just a year there, but we formed a strong bond. She pushed me to my limits, but still allowed me to have fun. I fell in love with her day by day. She was peaceful and slow, it took every […]

Kisumu City, Kenya: The Floating Lights of Lake Victoria

A night without witnessing the floating lights on Lake Victoria is not a night at all around Kisumu City. Francis had been reveling in the splendid beauty of the lights from the floating towns on Lake Victoria for months. “Come, check it out,” he frequently chided me. So, I arrived unannounced one weekend for a […]

Kakamega, Kenya: No Ordinary Town

When you board a bus from Nairobi to Kakamega, expect to travel about 223 miles. You can use three different routes while traveling by road: the first one is through Kapsabet, which is the shortest. The second is via Eldoret while the third one is via Kisumu City. Kakamega town lies in the larger Kakamega […]

Nakuru, Kenya: A Bird Watcher’s Paradise

In Lake Nakuru you can kill two birds with one stone. Not in the literal sense of course – game wardens on duty won’t let you. Rather, Lake Nakuru is a bird watcher’s paradise that offers tourists twofold benefits – you save money and time all in one trip! Bird Watching Fascination I have a […]

Kisumu, Kenya: The City By The Lake

The first time I heard the phrase ‘Kisumu Dala,’ I thought the locals were referring to Dallas in the U.S., but I was wrong. The two words simply mean that Kisumu is home. This phrase shows how much appreciation and pride residents have for their town, and made me want to know what Kisumu has […]

Mombasa, Kenya: The Perks Of Being A Beach Bum

I love the beach. Even today, years later, the sound of waves breaking onto sand or the trademark smell of salty air takes me back to the beaches in Mombasa, Kenya where I spent a major part of my formative years. Mombasa hasn’t changed much from my childhood memories – it’s matured from a town […]

Botswana: It’s Hard Work Being a Lion

Several iconic species in Africa are in real danger. In most countries, efforts at conservation have usually involved fencing and significant numbers of game wardens. One exception is Botswana, a large but sparsely populated country where there seems little need for fences. The wildlife migrations within the country are largely unhindered and animals move as […]