Ramadan De(coded)

The Holy month of Ramadan is observed in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is based on the visual sightings of the crescent … Continue Reading

Nice – Check. Cannes – Check. Monaco – Check. Monte Carlo – Check. Eze – Check. Antibes – Check. SMILE, you’ve been to the French Riviera! Boy Oh Boy! What is someone even supposed to say about a destination donned with such beauty & luxury? In the Christmas period? Got an answer for you; What is … Continue Reading

If as a Kenyan you want to understand the amount of influence the Portuguese had on Mombasa’s Old Town, look no further than Lisbon. The narrow streets, The tiny restaurants, Grafitti, Medieval neighborhood, Some street activities that are not so legit, the Tuk Tuks!! My!  Interestingly, Lisbon also comes to life at night. Same as … Continue Reading

Experienced my first ever OktoberFest in Heidelberg Germany – the home of OktFests. It was fun fun fun to say the least. Also got to tour Koln city and wow!! Some places are best explained in pictures because they are wayyy too functional to describe! Some pointers to note; OktoberFest is the World’s Largest Beer … Continue Reading

Whenever i hear Geneva, Koffi Annan comes to mind. Like in a flash! May his Soul RIP. Its also the City where all Nations Unite for the good of the common person. The United Nations office in Geneva is the second largest with Nairobi also being one of the city that hosts it. Happy Dance!! … Continue Reading

Whoa! In Mombasa when it rains it pours! Like really! Had no idea! Good news is the sun comes out almost immediately after. And the humidity notwithstanding. With Devolution, Mombasa is now known as County 001 as it’s the Oldest city in Kenya. So County 001, here’s the scoop. Mombasa has two sides to it, … Continue Reading

China was somehow a moment for me; as it was there that I had my first ever overseas assignment where I was among the Kenyan delegation that launched the Kenya Tourism Board Marketing Campaign – Magical Kenya which was inaugurated by the then President Mwai Kibaki and then Minister of Foreign Affairs Raphael Tuju amongst … Continue Reading

Currency:  1 US Dollar = 15 SAR (South African Rand) I have never been so unprepared for a trip, as i was on our visit to Capetown. We really did underestimate the 17 degrees weather forecast with the assumption that it wouldn’t be that cold but we could never have been that wrong!! On the … Continue Reading

If you are on a short stay in Kenya; say 2 days and you would like to have a wildlife experience you should stop by the Nairobi National Park. Its only maximum 45minutes; an hours drive from the airport or from the city centre depending on the traffic. The irony is (and am sure many … Continue Reading

My trip to Istanbul forever remains edged in my mind because i dont think i have ever experienced such flight turbulence ever. Its really not the best way to start a trip because you get so engrossed in dreading the journey back; but well you cant really fight nature, so its just best to let … Continue Reading