Thinking of Nairobi always excites me. I have fond memories of the city, spent a big chunk of my childhood there. I have been hearing of the Tarakea route to Nairobi via Loitoktok but I have never really explored it. Having had a stressful week I decided on a solo trip and the only place […]

The first time I walked into the coffee house I was greeted by staff sitting down on the shop’s front house tables. “What poor customer service,” I thought to myself. The staff had never met me before, in their perspective I could have been a customer and yet they were all sending me greetings while sitting on the chairs. From that first impression I knew that I had some work to do in the customer service front. Wouldn’t you agree?

I switched from my vertical position, into a slightly forward bend, then moved to a squat, and finally back to my vertical position: my neck slightly stretched, my soles lifted off the ground,and my nose almost rubbing the glass window of Santo Tome Mazapan. My body, unconsciously followed my eyes, as I keenly inspected the […]

I have been raised in a country other than my birth country. I had to speak a 3rd language on the markets, a 2nd language in school and my first language at home. I  spent 70% of my day listening to a 4th language that left me clueless as my classmates and teachers chatted along […]

I was very bored, it was disturbingly hot and there was nothing better than scrolling through my FaceBook timeline while listening to my sister’s complaint about being tired of the never changing scenery of the bicycle routes we had already been. I think I may have been unconsciously switched to Google maps or may be  […]

1. Culture is different not weird. 2. No matter where we come from we are basically the same inside. 3. You can find love from total strangers. 4. We take language for granted. 5. Body language goes a long way. 6. Food is not just a basic need, it’s who we are. 7. Anyone can […]

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