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Deep sea snorkeling

Once you reach the spot, you snorkel on the surface looking below at the coral and so many fish. Some of them swim close to your face, and when you try to catch them they swim away. The world below is so beautiful. You can dive-in (underwater) but it’s pretty deep.

Had the most amazing time of my life in this out-of-this world experience. The package is about an hour. Have to go back.

Snorkeling

Zebra fish and living coral. It’s not shallow as it seems, the glass magnifies.

Snorkeling

Swimming in the ocean is not the same as in the pool!

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Swimming without looking like an alien. Clear waters.

Snorkeling

There is rainbow at the end of the ocean (and Davy Jones treasure).

Snorkeling

Shayan the sharky. 😉

Snorkeling

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Fort Jesus

Do read the history and the rich heritage of Fort Jesus built in 1593. Look at the size of the anchor, how many men must have been required to pull it up using metal chains on the deck of a galleon or a frigate! I was 7 or 8 years old when my grandfather brought me here for the first time.

In 1498 explorer Vasco De Gama was on of the first Portugese to arrive in Mombasa after rounding the Cape of Good Hope looking for a travel route to India.

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

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Human origins

At Nairobi National Museum. The room with the skulls was inaccessible for security purposes. You can only view it from the large windowpane. The skulls date back 5 million years dicovered by the Leakeys’ in the 1950s at Olduvai Gorge! Or your ancestor according to the Darwin.

Human origins

Human origins

Human origins

Human origins

Human origins

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Mwazaro beach resort

Taken on October 20 at Mwazaro beach resort in south coast together with all my colleagues, left very early morning for a whole day exercise about 1.5 hours drive south from Mombasa.

This annual bank sponsored event lets the staff choose the location of the retreat. The aim of the exercise is to develop bonding and teamwork, as staff are divided regardless of age, gender or designation into teams and have to participate in various logical and physical games while having lots of fun.

Activities included puzzle solving, beach volleyball, beach soccer, lunch, swimming (optional), and a late afternoon walk to a local shrine.


Mwazaro beach resort


Mwazaro beach resort


Mwazaro beach resort


Mwazaro beach resort

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Nairobi winter

Its a welcome to come home yesterday after enduring continuous 40° celcius heat bombardments over the past month in Karachi. Well its winter, the temperatures here vary b/w 10° – 20°, and rains frequently.

I am overjoyed to be back at home, for good. 🙂

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Lunatic Express


Lunatic Express

I don’t know how many times I have had a ride on LE chugging from Mombasa to Nairobi or vice versa with my grand parents. Having our own room in the carriage, playing, laughing, watching beautiful scenery, listening to stories from my grand dad, or sleeping on the bunk bed as the tugging train jolts you slightly side by side as you rock to sleep.

I really miss the good old times. 😉

Ed’s note: Appeared on Sunday Dawn on May 7. You can read more about the history of East Africa railways here.