Kenya was one of the first overseas countries that I visited (go big or go home!) and it opened my eyes to the whole travel world! I was based in Mombasa for 2 weeks (back when I visited, this was on a direct flight from London) and naturally I spent a lot of time on the beach, enjoying the Indian Ocean! My hotel was surrounded by monkeys so I was in my element watching them chilling out by the pool. But of course we explored some of the country too, so here are some of my favourite places to go in Mombasa including our side trip safari in Tsavo National Park!
There are some destinations which surprise you. Morocco is one of them! When I first looked into Marrakech desert tours, I didn’t care how I got to the Sahara Desert, I just knew I had to get there, my eyes were on the prize so to speak. It turns out, the route from Marrakech to Merzouga is just as incredible as the desert itself!
I visited Kenya back in 2007 and it’s a country I’ve surprisingly never written about. I’m not sure if it’s been from the pressures of ‘responsible’ travel or what, but after thinking long and hard about my visit to a school in Africa I’ve decided to write about my experience. As someone that’s been working in the education industry for 5 years, in 2 different countries, it’s interesting to now look back on my time in Kenya.
After two long days of travelling across Morocco from Marrakech, we arrived on the edge of the Sahara Desert. My heart sank a little, for the first time since arriving in the country, the clouds started rolling in. I had envisioned riding through the desert on the back on my camel, taking photos of its shadow on the sand and suddenly this all seemed to be crashing down around me. I’d even read about tours that had to be cancelled due to bad weather. I really didn’t want this to happen to me!