Category Archives for Kenya

Top five foodie travel moments from the African continent

Last Wednesday I joined the Twitter chat #AfriTravel, and the subject for the chat was African cuisine. It is my absolute favourite travel topic, and it brought back many nice memories from my travels, and gave me inspiration and tips from others to keep exploring. With so many foodie memories fresh in mind, here is […]

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Support #JustOneRhino – and WIN great prizes

Did you know that already three weeks into 2015, 49 rhinos were poached in South-Africa? Their horn is currently valued at $65 000 per kg! In an interview with Dereck Joubert from Rhinos Without Borders by Green Global Travel, it is stated that poaching of Rhinos for their horn have reached catastrophic levels, and one Rhino […]

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Eat like a local in Nairobi

Kenya is magic. The diverse nature with its rich wildlife which attracts loads of tourists every year, the charming local language Kiswahili and the hospitality of people you meet. I´m honestly in love with this country! Growing up from the swamp during the time the British built the Uganda railway, the capital of Kenya – […]

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Travel Photo – Nairobi skyline

This week´s photo is taken from the view point above Uhuru Park – the park of freedom – with the Nairobi skyline behind the park. Today is the Election Day of Kenya, and after the riots after the election five years ago the winner of the election is not the only matter of this election […]

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Travel Photo – Giraffe from above

Eye to eye with a giraffe is a pretty weird experience. You find the Giraffe Centre just outside Nairobi; it is a conservation centre and educational centre which run a breeding program for the endangered Rothschild giraffe. The centre itself was not too impressing, but it was fun to get the giraffes so close up, […]

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Letter from a reader: Vegetarian travel in Kenya – is it possible?

Vegetarian travel – is it really that difficult? Travelling as a vegetarian is not something everyone finds easy. I got an email from a reader who was worried about her vegetarian daughter going to Kenya to volunteer, and the organizers of her stay in Kenya told her they doubted that she would be able to […]

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Vegetarian phrases Swahili

Swahili serves as a national or official language of five nations: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda,  the Comores and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wherever in the world you are, it is always handy to know a few words of the local language. People will appreciate your effort to make yourself understood, and if you have a spesical […]

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Vegetarian food in Kenya

Being a vegetarian in Kenya is not hard at all. You will find veggie food in most places serving local food – unless you visit the small stalls which only have the course of the day (usually meat stew with ugali). If you´re in one of the big cities or in a typical tourist area, […]

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Chapati ala Amon

Chapati is a flat, unleavened bread from India. It is made from flour or whole wheat flour, and some variations of it also contains salt and oil. Outside India, chapati is common in the east-African countries. You will probably find variations of it in other parts of the world as well. I love to taste […]

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Ndengu – Kenyan bean stew

I discovered mung beans when I was in staying in Kenya for some months. It was not always easy to find food without meat, since different varieties of meat stews are common food for the locals. However, I discovered  Ndengu, which is the Kenyan-style of mung beans, also called green grams. This greenish stew does not […]

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