My husband and I had been living in Nairobi for a month when we decided it was time to visit Mombasa, a coastal city in Kenya. Mombasa is about 475 kilometers (about 300 miles) from Nairobi. The trip is a 50-minute flight, a 7-hour drive, or a 14-hour train trip lovingly referred to as “The Keep Reading…
Welcome to Kenya, famous for its vast wilderness areas. From the rolling plains and "Big Five" game of the Serengeti National Park, popular with both wildlife photographers and hunters, to Kilimanjaro National Park, home of Africa's highest mountain, Kenya is one of the top African destinations for natural scenery and wildlife.
Sandwiched between terrific Tanzania and the shaken Somalia, Kenya is one of the top countries to visit in East Africa.
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My most overwhelming first impressions of Nairobi are centered on the smells. As my friend Julie pointed out to me, the U.S. is so sterile. People wear deodorant; we clean ourselves, our clothes, and our homes obsessively. Our trash is stored in dumpsters and cans and taken far away to decompose. My husband puts it Keep Reading…