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Mountains; How we found ourselves, and conquered

There will be a lovely sunrise and/or sunset. You have not seen such views before. We have completed every other one we started. You will get lost. And tired. You cannot be the same after the experience. We always find ourselves somewhere between the start and the end of the trail to the mountains. Those are SOME of the thoughts we have before any hike. We would hate to wake up and realize that we got used to hiking, and that it does not give a thrill of some kind. Then we would consider ourselves lost; not the numerous

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Beaching; the mystery town

There are many reasons I love history. Top on the list is that it makes us, even literally. Failing to remember history could also mean that we get to relive it. One is certain to get a better understanding of themselves, and our common humanity – which is essentially the reason we (should) live. So, once in a while I visit places with evidence of history. Jumba ruins is such a place. This is one of my best places in Mtwapa. A little background of the site. The place was referred to as “Jumba la Mtwana”, which is

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A day at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage

It’s nice to go against the rules once in a while. It feels good. I did that and visited a touristy place – the Nairobi Animal Orphanage. There are many things that can be said about this place. One gets really close to the animals, at least closer than one (safely) would in the jungle. I don’t like animals in cages. For almost any primary school in Kenya, the syllabus involves a trip to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage. Year later, I decided to go back there. This time it was different. No school bus. No teacher following you

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999 places to visit; is Mount Everest one?

Mount Everest has been on the news over the last few days for the wrong reasons – it cut short what were otherwise very promising lives. I don’t know what comes into your mind when the said mountain is mentioned. Personally, the only thing that comes into my mind is Nepal. Which is not news cuz what else am I expected to think of anyway. However, the recent stories got me thinking of something different; dreams. I know people whose dream is to make it up the Summit (that’s the name given to the highest part of the Everest which is

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Few hours in Mombasa? Here is a plot!

Mombasa is, in many ways, one of the best cities there is. There is too much diversity, and one never lacks things to see or do. It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a town for just a few hours. Maybe before you proceed to another town or country. What if that town is Mombasa? While it’s impossible to exhaust everything there is to see in this coastal town, you can make the few hours worthwhile. Fort Jesus is how. [caption id="attachment_223" align="alignnone" width="1024"] A section of the gun platform in the

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How to choose the right volunteer opportunity

If you have made it through life without the help of anyone else, I doubt this post will interest you. Volunteering defines humanity since it is one of the ways one can make a difference – no matter how small. The beauty is that no one is too poor to give, and it’s one of the most gratifying experiences one could ever have. Unfortunately, we have to deal with issues such as hunger and untold poverty. While it may be impossible to eliminate such in their entirety, it is possible to be part of something beautiful. Even more

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Nepal – the grand awakening

“Who sent me here?” That was one of the many questions I asked myself just a few hours after I landed in Kathmandu. I flew from India, and even through it’s about 1 hour from Delhi, I had to spend 11 hours of layover at the Delhi airport – was connecting from Pune. Anyways, I’m used to making unconventional decisions. I don’t know what I hoped to get in/from Nepal, but I went anyway. So, here I was freezing, tired, and questioning my capability to make sound decisions. It was end-January so it was still winter. I am not used

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Most popular misconceptions about India(ns)

Having traveled across India for a few months now, I thought this post would serve to best introduce what have been some of the most amazing moments ever. What comes to your mind once India is mentioned? The Big Bang Theory? Crowded streets? Kurtas and saris? I decided to help those who hope to travel to the South East Asian country understand just what (not) to expect! ‘Indian’ is not a language! It has been a popular thought of most that Indians all use the same language, and it is called “Indian”. Well, it’s not true. The

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Leaving my comfort zone

The comfort zone is just that - (superficial) comfort. Seriously, there is nothing else to it. Ready, Set… Go (No??) One of the scariest things in life is trying out something new. The comfort zone is, without a doubt, one of the best places to be. But life is changing, and fast. Humans are no longer contented with what they have. Life has now become a mystery that everybody hopes to solve. While we may not all be James Bond, time is always sufficient to help us understand what we can do to become better people - whatever

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About Wachera

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I can’t keep calm! That’s probably the worst tag line ever, but it’s true. I have tried finding fulfilment from settling down and focusing on one activity and place, but I failed terribly. Okay, I should probably start by telling you who I am. My name is Wachera, a daughter of the African soil. Just recently, I realized that Wachera is native for “the one who loves travelling” . Read more

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