Departure from Nairobi -------------------- The land of indomitable lions, land of fearless eagles, land of sun's benediction', land of lonely ruby hills, land of hypnotising sunsets, the land beyond the misty mountains of my ancestors is calling my name' come, M'Ntani come'. I shall heed and go. Beneath the azure Eastern skies, across the valleys,
Between 1593-1596, the Portuguese built a Fort in Mombasa. A deluxe example of Portuguese military architecture of 16th Century, dexterously designed by Italian Architect Cairati. Built in human shape the building was christened Fort Jesus, a clear religious orientation of the builders. It is now UNESCO heritage site. Inside the Fort a museum which exhibits
By Owen Maswela My name is Owen Maswela. I live at 41 Kambanji drive, Glenlorne. I was born in Dallas, Texas in the United States of America. I am Zimbabwean however. My grandfather’s illness is what saw my family return to Zimbabwe. I went to Greystone Primary School from grade 1 to 7. On arriving in
This city lies on the shores of the impregnable Indian Ocean. Mombasa is Kenya's second largest city which offers travelers an exotic tang of the rich African tropics flavored with the ruins of its' misty seafaring history. This destination is attached to many islands by bridges and ferries. Leagues upon leagues of miles stretch to
I made the tough decision to move to Ghana for ten weeks. While spending holidays in the country is always fun, living and working there for an extended while is a whole other animal. Being in Ghana for those few weeks has reaffirmed my long-term plans of moving back and settling down at home. As
The Western Cape of South African is a region well-known for its scenic views and unparalleled beauty. There is a plethora of wineries that offer a deep insight into the wine-making industry. Not to forget, Cape Town is just a 40-55 minute drive from Stellenbosch. A must-visit when you are in South Africa!
Trotros are the most common means of public transportation in Ghana for many reasons, of which availability and the relatively low fare price are the main ones. There are a few occasions, however, on which I contemplate if saving money is really that important. The trotro journey I had to work this morning was one
An aerial view of Mombasa When I was young I always dreamt of Mombasa. I had heard so much about it that by the time I finished my high school education I chose to study in Mombasa. And I have stayed here long enough to know this place is a precious Gem. So instead of
By time we reach Changamwe, I witness a glint of dawn. Everybody is asleep but my eyes are fixed outside, like a teenage wizard from Kilifi. I can feel a soft ocean breeze like a lover placing soft kisses on my cheeks. I close my eyes to the lull of warm morning breeze, breathing in its' salty scent.
The alarm rudely went off with annoying noises of varying pitch and volume. It sounded like an alert for Zombie apocalypse. I was infuriated. It had assaulted my ears and disturbed my sleep. I had no choice but to open my left eye and hit the snooze button as hard as possible. While grunting curses