Traveling Tips

Traveling Tips

Are you a first time traveler and don’t know where to start from or how to settle on a destination? Well, here is alittle help.

1. Be open minded. I know this can be abit scary being a first time. You come across a place that you feel is within your budget but no one you know has been there or you don’t know how to get there? Google your way out, don’t be too scared to travel to a place that hasn’t been traveled before.

2. Don’t overthink it. Often a times when you take too long to decide on whether to go ahead and make that booking or not, chances that you won’t do it are high or something else will pop up. Once you settle on a destination, go right ahead and book. Continue reading “Traveling Tips”

Ol talet/Oloika cottages

Ol talet/Oloika cottages

As Rodolfo Vosta once said “many people are so poor that all they have is money.” This is one of the many quotes that I’ve written on my mantra pad, to remember and recite whenever I feel necessary. There is need to strive to have things that we can’t put a price on, things that when we look back in future we’ll smile and appreciate we did. Traveling is definitely one of them. We do not only need it for R&R but also because it’s the best kind of education if you asked me. However if you travel enough, you’ll find that some places either don’t live up to their expectations or feel a little bit overrated (thanks to IG) once you land(reminds me of a certain experience last year)…. Aaaand now this feels like something i should address now that i brought it up but just in summary and from experience, reading blog posts of the place you want to visit will help you a whole lot. There are travel bloggers out there doing a great job. Stalk the locals, not literally however. You can learn alot and lastly, social media connections. While we’re quick to point out the toxicity of social media (myself included) it’d be remiss of me not to mention how much more connected it makes us. Twitter played a big role for instance while planning my Capetown trip last year. Thats a long story for another day, today am here to do what i do best with the hope of helping a future reader and to live up to a promise i made.  Continue reading “Ol talet/Oloika cottages”

Mwanzo Lodge

Mwanzo Lodge

 

One of the hopeful symptoms of life is the impulse to travel. Holidays don’t have to necessarily be long, the short and sweet every now and then works magic. Lately i have been trying to incorporate on the blog a few of the places that i find to be easily accessible and affordable for one of those moments and today’s post thanks to Mwanzo Lodge’s invitation happens to fall in that category.

Lets admit it,Naivasha is easy to get to from Nairobi, takes about 2hours which is quite ideal if you want a short holiday. You don’t have to spend long hours on the road that at the end of it will leave your body demanding another holiday.
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Samuka Island Retreat

Samuka Island Retreat

 

Ask a dozen dedicated travelers why they love to travel and you will get a dozen different answers. However, there are some general themes that will show through time and again. One is the thirst for new adventures and to get first hand experience of different cultures. Another, from a less gregarious perspective, is the concept of wanting to “get away from it all.”

Travelling is like flirting with life, it’s enjoyable and builds up positive energy not forgetting the good memories we bring home from a trip. Just like a photo can’t fully capture what it feels like to stand on the edge of a fjord, neither can ‘wanderlust’ fully express how we feel when we crave our next adventure.Uganda hasn’t had my attention that much in the past and when this island was tabled i decided to give it a try. The feeling when I pass groups of strangers, speaking a language that is completely foreign to me, makes me realise just how incredibly big the world is,we all have a life that is full of different connections, memories and possibilities. That’s sonder.And then there is also so much we hear about the Ugandan culture that my curious self couldn’t ignore and i figured this was my perfect opportunity to find it all out.

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