Visit to Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

The main attraction in Turkey is the Hagia Sophia. For me at least. When we finally made our way around the corner to visit the historic site, well, about a hundred or two other people beat us to it. It wasn’t so much that the line was so long — and it was hella long — but it was freezing cold and standing still wasn’t More...

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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 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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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 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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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 Sunday, February 24th, 2013
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Najwa “Playing, Working, Building” at the National Building Museum

Years ago I used to volunteer at the National Building Museum and marvel at perfect the place was to bring your kids. Lots of parents brought their kids and there were many activities designed specifically for More...