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Adventure in Nairobi in 20 pictures

Adventure is what defines us. Life is an adventure in itself. We could take adventure to imply uncertainty, adrenaline, hope, struggle, and excitement. Well, at least that’s my definition. We are such that the next minute is just as unpredictable as the next year. Faced with such incertitude, why not just dive in? Face all that sound unachievable, invent new experiences. I know, it’s easier said than done. I lost count of the number of times I failed to do something that seemed way out of my comfort zones. But it’s all about baby

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Demystifying Africa; Myths and misconceptions

Myths and misconceptions have clouded the thoughts of most, making them miss out on what is otherwise one of the richest places on earth. Okay, to be fair, I am an optimist. Maybe Africa is not where we are supposed to be for one reason or the other. I can get political here but I won’t :-P National geographic and Discovery Channel have done a great job promoting Africa’s biodiversity. Scenes from what is otherwise a brilliant exposé, if I may, have unfortunately been misconstrued by most to mean that we are all about wildlife.

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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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Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal: An enshrinement of love

We all strive to find the sweetness in our hearts – directly and/or indirectly. That explains why we seek new relationships, why we have to deal with heartbreaks… Well, it’s only after we discover the love in our hearts that we can see the same in others. We can go on and on about love, but is all narrows down to the fact that is the world’s greatest dynamic, it overshadows race, clogs religious differences… it’s the difference between us and rocks.

There is so much to learn from your immediate environment. This

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maasai mara

The Maasai Mara in 15 pictures

Maasai Mara is one of the most preferred places to do an African safari. First things first though. I'm so excited to do my first post on Kenya. One, it's Kenya... two, I'm Kenyan. But seriously, I love Kenya so much, some people (wink) thinks its crazy! Whether you're a Kenyan or not, there's so much to love about this country. Hopefully my blog will convince you that :) So, one of the most visited places in Kenya is the Maasai Mara. This is a destination that is highly recommended for both seasoned and first-time

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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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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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