Jinchini

The Art of Doing Nothing in Kenya, Africa

After a eight year hiatus, I recently returned to Kenya to the beautiful coast of Msambweni, just a half hour’s drive south of Diani beach. Staying at the gorgeous colonial house, Jinchini, my friend and I indulged in the art of doing absolutely nothing. We swam in the tepid Indian Ocean and lolled under enormous palm trees by the pool. We ate fresh fish, prawns, lobster and fresh fruit every day, visited the local village, walked along the white beach flanked by tropical trees, wooden boats and thatched roof huts and marvelled at the iridescent colours of the sea and rock[…]

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A lush life in Kenya, Africa

This was one of the earliest posts I’d written – in diary form – about my first trip to Africa in 2005. Photos were taken by a Samsung digital camera so are a bit grainy and dark! Somebody Pinch Me! I’m in Africa! Have just woken up beneath a huge mosquito net in a massive room with a private balcony, our own en-suites and the most spectacular views overlooking a tropical garden and the ocean. We’ve been here only one day but had the most amazing time. We were met at Mombasa Airport by a driver who took us to[…]

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