Photo Favorite: Nairobi Matatu Station

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When I used to live permanently in Nairobi, matatus (mini buses) were the main form of public transportation. They were insanely chaotic, painted bright colors, blasted bass thumping tunes and riding one was one of the most thrilling things to do in Nairobi. Nowadays the scene has severely changed and there are many more laws in place […]

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Nairobi, Kenya

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NOTE: I lived in Nairobi for 10 years and I know that the city changes and develops rapidly. If you see any corrections or have recent Nairobi travel updates to contribute, I urge you to please leave a comment (bottom of this article)! About Nairobi Nairobi was once a swampy area in the Kenyan highlands, […]

Photo Favorite: Kenyan Style Slush Bhajias

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There are quite a few tasty Kenyan dishes, but the original bhajias from a famous restaurant called Slush Bhajias has been the standard for more than a few years now in Nairobi. I’ve personally watched as the price for a box of these special deep fried potatoes served with tomato salsa have sky rocketed – […]

Jua Kali – The Informal Kenyan Sector for “Git Er Done”

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If you’re unfamiliar with the term “git er done,” you can read what it means right here. What is a Jua Kali? The literal translation of Jua Kali in Kenyan Kiswahili is “fierce sun“; the actually meaning is the Kenyan word for “git er done,” or a person, businessman, or entrepreneur that can undoubtedly fix […]

Kenyan Food Overview: 20 of Kenya’s Best Dishes

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Here is a list of 20 Kenyan favorites to help you get excited about eating Kenyan food! 1. Ugali (Cornmeal Staple) The undeniable most common Kenyan food staple is ugali – usually made from cornmeal that is added to boiling water and heated until it turns into a dense block of cornmeal paste. Ugali has […]

Stoney Tangawizi – Africa’s Soda on Steroids!

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I don’t particularly like soda. In fact, I avoid drinking soda most of the time. Any kind of soda to me usually just tastes like sweet bubbles of sugar, which I’m not really a fan of. It’s not a deep hate that I have for soda, I’ll drink it if it’s the only option – […]

Cost of Traveling in Kenya – How Much Do You Need?

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What money does Kenya use? – Kenya uses the Kenya Shilling (KES) 1 USD = 83.75 KES Kenya Visa Costs $50 multiple entry $25 single entry visa $10 transit visa Kenya visa is valid for 3 months and is available upon arrival (confirm visa with your nationality). “How much money do I need to travel […]

17 African Cultural Values (To Know Before You Travel to Africa)

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In Africa, actions speak louder than words, especially if there is a barrier between languages. In an effort to contextualize and be mindful of a complex mindset and worldview, here are a few African cultural values to be aware of when traveling in Africa! 1. Greeting – Hello and a Handshake Greeting people in Africa […]