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Beaches, Family Time & Fun in Mombasa, Kenya

Happy Saturday and happy weekend! Today seems like a perfect day to share with you our fun family time in Mombasa, Kenya this summer. Mombasa on the coast of Kenya with the Indian Ocean as the backdrop is a beautiful, balmy city where our family lives. Visiting them is always a fun holiday. So today I’d like to share happy images of our time here with pics of turquoise blue ocean, our time with the family, and of course delicious food prepared by my sis-in-law Deepa. Enjoy and Happy Weekend!

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The Masai Blanket – Shuka

No trip to Kenya is complete without a masai blanket purchased to bring back home. This colorful garb also called shuka is as traditional as it gets in Kenya. Though worn mostly by the Masai tribe who predominantly live in the Masai Mara region of Kenya, the shuka has become a popular garment all over the country.

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Safari Day 2. Balloon Safari, Bush Breakfast & the River Crossing

On day 2 of our safari we opted for a balloon safari over the Mara plains. This is a one hour hot air balloon ride over the Mara followed by breakfast in the wide outdoors – also called a bush breakfast.

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Nairobi and Thika

We arrived in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. on Saturday, July 10th. It was a cool balmy cloudy day when we arrived in the evening. With temperatures in the mild 60s and a light drizzle, coming from hot California I actually loved the cool temps.

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Tuscan Summer Dinner at Babita and Shankar’s

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a good week. Today I’d like to share with you a menu suggestion for a light and summery dinner perfect for an al fresco evening . This menu has everything to make it a fun summery meal – garden fresh salad, garlic bread, pasta and roasted veggies. Serve it with a glass of wine and its perfect on a cool summer evening.

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