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Looking Back: Tourism in Kenya

“Mzungu!” This oft-heard cry directed at travellers comes from colonial times when the British were travelling from Mombasa port to Nairobi and back. To the Kenyans at the time, all the British looked the same and so they thought it was the same person going around in circles. Mzungu means […]

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Kilmanjaro’s Royal Court, Otherwise Known As Amboseli

Known as the “Kilimanjaro Royal Court”, Amboseli National Park is nestled at the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain. Amboseli is a top destination in Kenya for wildlife and one of the classic African images is that of a herd of elephants strolling across the plains with the snow-capped peak of […]

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Opening Wing in the Carnival of Brazil – Origins & Definition

A carnival parade in Rio Brazil is made up of a series of conventions and criteria, which somehow regulate the amazing show watched by millions of people around the globe. Some of the evaluated criteria include the size of floats, parade timing, and harmony within the samba-school members, which are […]

BLOG:  The Brazilian Samba Experience May 5, 2015 by 0 comments
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Mt Longonot National Park

Mt Longonot National Park is situated approximately 90km from Nairobi and provides a wonderful hiking opportunity for the hale and hearty. Labelled by Kenya Wildlife Service as “Sheer Adventure”, it certainly can feel like that as you traverse the narrow track around the rim with very little between you and […]

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Community Engagement on Safari

Gone are the days when “Safari” was only for the elite of Britain’s colonial population. Nowadays the Dark Continent is accessible to anyone on any budget. And it is no longer about hunting or simply wildlife spotting. Increasingly, travellers are looking for ways to connect with people, to find out […]

BLOG:  The Kenyan Experience May 2, 2015 by 0 comments
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Finally, Rio Blocos De Carnaval Explained – Rio Street Carnival Bands

In this article we will review how the first Rio street carnival bands were organized in Brazil and why they became a tremendous success over the last 3 years! Rio Street Carnaval bands, also called “Blocos de Carnaval”, “Blocos de Rua” or simply “blocos” – (pronounced blo┬┤ku sh in Portuguese) […]

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Book Review: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux is the story of the author’s overland travel from Cairo to Cape Town with all the adventures, people and places he encounters throughout the continent. Paul Theroux travelled Africa from north to south in the first half of 2001. Beginning in Cairo, he travelled […]

BLOG:  The Kenyan Experience April 29, 2015 by 0 comments
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How to Make an Authentic Mexican Pozole Soup

A wonderful smell comes from the kitchen when Pozole is on the menu. It is a traditional Mexican dish that is cooked in three different styles, depending on which State of Mexico it comes from. White Pozole comes from the State of Guerrero, which can be found in the Southern […]

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Traditional Entertainment of Kenya

With 42 tribes in Kenya, defining a specific entertainment as ‘traditional’ is nearly impossible without going into an excessive treatise on the subject. Each tribe has song, dance, costumes and musical instruments particular to their area. This article gives a brief overview of the types of entertainment, some examples from […]

BLOG:  The Kenyan Experience April 26, 2015 by 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why You Want to Have a Mexican Wife

Having been married to a Mexican girl for the best part of 17 years, I guess that I am lucky enough to be a bit of an authority on the subject. Mexican girls are a lot different to other nationalities, and I guess I could think of a 100 or […]

BLOG:  Making It In Mexico April 25, 2015 by 0 comments