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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

South African Christmas (1)

December 29, 2011


After a hectic last few weeks at work rushing to get content for two magazines written and edited, it was with some relief that we closed the office and were able to look forward to a long break. A manic Christmas party was hastily and successfully arranged, and after a blur of a few days […]

Mombasa and Diani Beach

December 13, 2011


While some friends decided that hiking Mount Kenya was a suitably relaxing way to spend the Independence Day weekend (yet another excuse for Kenyans to take a day off work) we decided that hitting the coast was a better way to end the year. With this in mind we boarded the very colonial Nairobi-Mombasa train. […]