My Blog Turns 3!

Yep, I’ve been writing and sharing stories on here for 3 years now. 3 years of travel which began with my visit to South Africa then morphed into exploring my own country. During this time I have paid for countable trips- a good number of my travels have been free. Don’t ask me how. God is awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Waterfall Dries Up!

Climate change and global warming for the most part sound like abstract concepts. The U.S. President even denies that they are real! But if you really pay attention you’ll realize that these are serious problems. For me one of the most shocking signs was the drying up of the waterfall at Paradise Lost, Nairobi.

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Solo Trip To A Cemetery

Have you ever travelled out of boredom? That was me on the last Saturday of March. I didn’t want to stay at home yet the friends I was trying to meet kept blue ticking me. And that is how I found myself visiting the Nairobi War Cemetery to pass the time.

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Birding At Nairobi Arboretum

The Nairobi Arboretum is an underrated location in my opinion. Maybe people don’t know what’s available there, or the fact that there’s no PSV route passing close by discourages them from going. It’s quite a walk from University Way/ Nyerere Rd roundabout, but once you get there it’s worth it.

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Happy World Wetlands Day 2019!

World Wetlands Day is marked on Feb 2nd every year to highlight the importance of wetlands. They provide habitats & nesting grounds for birds and other wildlife, are a natural waste purifier and affect rainfall patterns. This year I’m recounting my January 2019 Waterfowl Census experience.

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Hiking Through Eburu Forest

When in the Kinangop Highlands in September last year, we saw Mt. Eburu at a distance from a vantage point. I wondered if maybe I could hike it one day and what do you know, Nature Kenya organised a hike to that same mountain in December. Read on to catch up on my experience there.

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The State Of Kenya’s Forest Conservation

2017- 2018 were years that whacked me in the face in a number of ways. One of them is working on an article on forest conservation in Kenya as agreed with an editor of a certain magazine… only for him to not publish it. In addition he failed to answer my follow up emails. I decided that my work must be seen either way. This is the article that never made it to the January- March 2018 edition of magazine.

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What A Year It’s Been!

Birthdays are supposed to be times of celebration, right? But not so much for me. 2018 has been quite the year. Some of the most savage and some of the most amazing things have happened to me all in the same year. Iโ€™m yet to recover from some of the nasty experiences while simultaneously celebrating the good ones, so Iโ€™m in a mixed feelings type of space. Was listening to a certain preacher who said โ€œโ€ฆwhen every birthday is just a reminder of all the things you havenโ€™t accomplished yetโ€ฆโ€ and I felt that. Yet looking back at the year Iโ€™ve achieved many things Iโ€™ve never imagined doingโ€ฆ

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A Most Unusual Hike

Mount Kilimambogo. I see it every day from my bedroom window. We have an epic view from our estate gate as well. I had been fascinated by it for a long time since we moved here. It had been my intention to go there this year- first by April, then by August. Finally got to do it in October.

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Sewage, Dust and Other Stories

This year I’ve been making deliberate efforts to travel more as opposed to waiting for trips to be announced. From the day I found out by looking at Google Maps that there are several places near home that I can visit, I realized I have no excuse to not travel. I began by going to Chania Falls in March, and Fourteen Falls in September.

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