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Kiambethu Tea Farm

May 10, 2012


Stuck for something to do on a lazy Sunday, a friend recommended that we make the trip to Kiambethu Tea Farm in Limuru for a tour and lunch. After a fairly negative experience looking at tea in Kericho, we weren’t too convinced, but talk of a fresh produce 3-course lunch persuaded us to make the […]

Windy Malindi

May 2, 2012


Horrible blog title. At times horrible trip. Let’s start with the horror. En route to the bus station in Nairobi, horrific rain started to fall, as is common during this time of year in Kenya. As is also common, traffic all over CBD ground to a standstill, making us missing the bus inevitable. In the […]

My Big Fat Kenyan Wedding

April 21, 2012


The title of this blog is misleading. I have not tied the knot. I just went to see two other people (total strangers, by the way) do so. That cleared up, let me tell you the story of a Kenyan wedding. Or a Kamba tribe wedding, to be precise. After arriving easily in time at […]

Lake Victoria: Kenya’s Wild West

April 10, 2012


There’s nothing like the post-Easter weekend blues, when a four-day break ends and another week of work begins (albeit a shorter one). Solution: blog about it. After a mad scramble we finally managed to book bus tickets for the Thursday night, obtaining probably the last two seats available. It seemed everyone wanted to go to […]

Road Trip Kenya

April 3, 2012


This wasn’t meant to be a road trip. Yes, we were driving, but our destination, Kericho, was supposed to be our only stop for the weekend. Funny things happen in Africa. The journey from Nairobi was a difficult one, eased only by a borrowed car  with a good suspension and UN plates. This meant we […]

Back in Kenya

February 29, 2012


I should apologise for the horrendous lack of activity on this blog over the last few weeks. Events have taken place in the world. I have been doing things. I’ve just been too busy to write about it. Hence the urgent need for this missive. Terms agreed and documentation obtained, I arrived back in Kenya […]

South African Christmas (2)

January 7, 2012


Having taken a detailed look at and done a lot of research into the slums around Nairobi, notably Kibera, I was interested to take a look at the famous townships around Cape Town. During the apartheid era, many black, Asian and “coloureds” (as they were known) lived in or were forced to relocate to these […]