Category Archives: Travel Logs & Excursions

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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Scenic Drive on Hwy 1. Big Sur, Coastal Farms & Santa Cruz Wine Tasting with Aunty Uma

Hello and Happy Monday! Hope your July 4th holiday weekend (for those in the U.S.) is relaxing and fun with family, friends and good food. ⁠. For me I had my Aunty Uma visiting from New Jersey. She is here for a reikii consultation with a client and is staying with me for the week. She took a day off from work to go on a scenic drive on coastal Hwy 1 yesterday. It was your picture perfect Northern California day on this July 4th weekend. Misty, cool foggy morning, clear blue skies in the afternoon, and temperatures in the mild 60s-70s and 80s, just perfect.

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