THE “MUSHANANA”

Mushanana or Umushanana is the traditional ceremonial dress of women in Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda. If you do not know it, you might confuse it for an Indian sari. Well, it is a sash draped over one shoulder, worn over a tank top or bustier with a wrapped skirt...

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KIGALI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL

I did not want to go the children's room at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The room is dedicated to the memory of children killed in the Genocide against the Tutsi. I had reached the entrance and couldn't get the strength to enter. My mouth had a sad taste. The same...

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WHY RWANDA?

Rwanda 'land of a thousand hills', is making the headlines – and this time, it's for all the right reasons.With the devastating genocide behind rwanda is ranked as the top Africa destination to travel to in 2020 and fourth among the top 30 globally by a ranking,...

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UNWIND AT THE VIPINGO RIDGE BEACH BAR

Thinking of a beautiful spot to sip a cold glass of wine or drink while watching the ocean. Then Vipingo Ridge Beach Bar is the place to go because it is a trendy, casual eatery, located on the edge of a fabulous white beach. The path that leads to Vipingo Beach Bar. ...

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MOMBASA IN THREE DAYS

Happy New Year. I started off the New Year tour guiding my best friend and the mum. So here are the logistics from transport, accommodation and places we visited. Transport and Accommodation They traveled from Nairobi by train. This was the cheapest and fastest way to...

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LUNCHEON AT MEDINA PALMS WATAMU

Have you ever woken up tired? Tired of everyone and everything. I know I have. When life gets to this point, I tend to take a day off to rejuvenate.  So on a Thursday, I decided to take a drive to Malindi and I ended up in Medina Palms Watamu. I went and sat  close to...

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LAMU TAMU – ACTIVITIES TO DO IN LAMU

Every so often I want to visit a place or town that captivates me as much as it inspires me, intrigues me, and as such completely overwhelms me with all of this happening at once. Lamu, was one of those towns. The town almost relies  on tourism due to its old charm....

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TAPAS AND SANGRIAS

If you know me well, then you know that  I have a pash for wine. So, a restaurant with Spanish authenticity pops up and specializes in tapas and wine in Diani, Kenya. My kinda thing. The restaurant has been designed with a warm and contemporary feel, carefully...

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TIPS FOR TRAVELLING IN A GROUP

I have not had the courage to up and go solo on a trip. Maybe it's about time I consider it. Meanwhile, my girlfriends got my back. So let's shake the stigma attached to group travel with a few tips. Plan, Plan, Plan I cannot downplay this. Planning is essential when...

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