We all went through a lot in 2020. And as we cautiously tiptoe through 2021, we must remember to take care of ourselves, both physically and mentally. If 2020 taught us anything, […]
A few differences between life in Kenya and in the Netherlands
1) You will feel at home: You’re really home. You’re sinking your teeth into familiar food you’ve missed for so long: matumbo (cow entrails) fried tilapia, nyama choma (grilled meat), ugali (maize […]
10 things you will observe about Nairobae..
For purposes of this report.. Nairobae: a term used on instagram with abandon. The combination of two words: ‘Nairobi’ and ‘bae’ meaning it is a crush-worthy city. Colloquialism for Kenya’s capital. Nairobbery: The […]
The stars of the Amboseli
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Amboseli is a beautiful mistake. A slip of tongue (or […]
A bitter sweet goodbye!
You know you’re a seasoned city dweller when you’ve attended just two village funerals your entire life. Mum’s village funeral is the second for me, my brother’s was the first. Our road […]
Farewell mum…till we meet again!
There’s a line in the book, “The fault in our stars,” that I find myself recalling during this trying time. It reads, ‘Then I realized that there was no one else to […]
10 reasons to date, marry or try not to avoid a Kenyan woman!
Over a year ago, I penned a post extolling the virtues of Dutch guys, giving reasons why I thought it would be worthwhile to hook up with these fellas. I must say […]
I first visited Dr Jack Githae years ago, in my teens. At the time, he had just one treatment facility; in Kinangop. The visit came after a worker tipped my mum about […]
This Nairobi, I call home
You know your neighbors have totally lost the plot when they come up to your doorstep, a little bit frazzled and somewhat breathless to; a) Complain that the neighbors dog barks too […]
If you have lived, worked in or visited Nairobi, you may know a thing or two about matatus, also known as mathrees. You may regard them with indifference, especially if you own a […]