Category Travel

Weekend Travel Challenge: Nairobi via O’loitoktok

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 […]

Trying out Marzipan in Toledo, Spain

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 […]

The language barrier

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 […]

Travel challenge: From Kigamboni to Maputo; selected photos

Things that traveling teaches you

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 […]

Travel Madagascar: The inspiring Red Circus, Mahajanga

If you ever receive a bottled art from Mahajanga with a scenery of Madagascar or the portrait of Bob Marley drawn with multiple colours of sand then the artist has most likely been to Red Circus. Located past the airport the red, white and gold sandy hills of Red Circus serve as an inspiration and […]

Travel Madagascar: The Sacred Lake of Mangatsa (Lac Sacre)

Located 18km from Mahajanga (Majunga) in north west of Madagascar is ‘Lac Sacre’ an enchanted lake with a fairy tale like story. “Local legend tells us that in the past Mangatsa was a village. One day, the village chief’s son fell ill, and they asked a sorcerer to heal him. But alas, the son died […]

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