Kenya Trip Part II: Visiting Family and Friends and All Those Precious Little Ones!

When Kenyans go home for the holidays, it’s common they’ll head upcountry to visit their families. The shags they call it. We call it the boonies. The first part of a trip to Kenya is about visiting and hanging out with family, getting all the sightseeing out the way, the shopping for stuff back in the states and so forth. The More...

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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...