Date archive for December, 2014
By David Gaines On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
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You’re My Favorite Person In The Whole Wide World [5:45]

A colleague introduced me to an app called Songify. It was as if the creators were thinking about tone deaf daddy-daughter duets like this.  More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
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Who Knew That Kenya Had Such a Funky Jazz Scene!? [9:17]

Whenever I travel, I’m drawn to the most out of the way adventure I can find. Visiting the sites seen on postcards is cool, I guess, but I like being surrounded by the local, in the locals’ More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, December 28th, 2014
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Paying Premium Visiting the Safari Walk

When you visit the National Zoo in Washington, DC, you just walk right in. Tax dollars pay for it, considering it’s part of the Smithsonian which is managed by the federal government which pays More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, December 27th, 2014
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Day Trip to Lake Naivasha

If it were up to me, I would’ve stayed in Kitui for several days. Though one of the more remote places we visited, not much to to other than Nzambani Stone which I’ll probably not want More...

By David Gaines On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Standing Atop The World in Kitui County — Nzambani Stone

Kitui County isn’t quite a place you’d add to your bucket list. It’s wedged between the Kenyan coast — with its destination sites such as Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi and Watamu — More...

By David Gaines On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Wandering Around Kitui On My Own, Learning New Survival Skills on Accident to Prevent an Accident

  While the rest of the family went back to Nairobi, I wanted to spend another night in Kitui. Since it was Christmas and there wasn’t any room at the grandparent’s house, I spent More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Four Generations of Malombes, Comparing Photos from Then and Now

You know, when you blog about traveling, you do what you can to make it worth reading for anyone who, well, reads the blog. But when you’re traveling to visit family, there’s those inevitable More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Getting Around Athi River Traffic on Mombasa Highway on the Way to Kitui

Traffic. Wherever you go, you can’t avoid it. It’s a phenomenon that when you get on the highway, everyone else gets on at exactly the same time! And when the highway you’re traveling More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Hanging Around Embakasi, Mlolongo, Nairobi, and Trying Out Naked Pizza

After returning from the coast and a day before heading out to Kitui, we had a day to just improvise. There were some errands needing to be run, but I just go with the flow when the Malombe sisters More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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On The Road From Watamu to Nairobi; Most of It Spent Stuck Just Outside of Mombasa

After a few days of fun in the sun, we started our long journey back to Nairobi. Between Watamu and Mombasa in Kilifi is the regional office for Plan International, the NGO that Nduku works for. At More...

By David Gaines On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Touring the Ruins of Gedi

Though we were staying in a paradise, we had to get out and explore the surrounding area. And just around the corner was what was left of a Swahili town called the Ruins of Gedi. When you first get there, More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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With Resort in Rear View, We Headed Out to Watamu and Malindi

We ventured out of the resort to get a feel of the local scene. On the way out we made a stop to get some drinks when we heard dancing, singing and music behind Neema Shop. It was a community meeting with More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Low Tide at Temple Point Resort’s Private Beach

Pili explained to us that the Mida Creek is at low tide around 11:00 am, so first thing in the morning, after breakfast at least, we headed out to the beach. In the evening during high tide, the water More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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Amazing Welcome to Our Stay at Temple Point Resort in Watamu, Kenya

After spending a night in Bamburi, the ladies and I headed north to Watamu for Temple Point Resort. The resort is essentially located in the Watamu Marine National Park, between the calm waters of Mida More...

By David Gaines On Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Spending a Night at Papillon Garden Bar Villa in Bamburi, Kenya

As soon as we landed after a 17 hours of transit, we hit the road again for the coast. It’s about an 8 hour drive [with stops] where half the roads smooth before you get to the parts that looked like More...



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