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Anne Wambui Kanyi

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No matter where you are  from or your age, there is nothing quite like seeing wild elephants for the first time. Just some few meters while  driving down the road inside the Tsavo East National Park, we suddenly saw the elephants at a distance. There were several red colored spots standing out amongst the green vegetation. It was clear that they were moving towards the direction of our way. The guide stopped the van and we waited patiently. Within some few minutes, they were right there in front of us crossing the road, just a feet away from our van. They peacefully walked  and there was nothing out of the ordinary. It was such a special experience for me as a lover of elephants. Continue reading

One of the highlights of our trip to Kenya, was going on a safari to Tsavo East National Park. It is one of the oldest and largest African safari parks in Kenya. It was established in 1948 and covers 11,747 square kilometres. Its close proximity to the beaches and tourist attractions around Kenyan coast region, makes it an ideal safari destination for those who would like to combine.

Naturally being the  home to the Big 5, is what brings the majority of tourists here. There are a whole range of different ways to enjoy this spectacular reserve, from self-drive safaris to guided tours. There are diverse Kenyan wild animals which  includes the large families of giraffes, gazelles, hartebeests  and zebras, as well as the Big 5 (buffaloes,  elephants, lions, rhinos and leopards). Continue reading

To begin exploring Paris, we decided to take a boat tour along River Seine that is in the heart of Paris. Seeing the romantic city of Paris by boat is on the must-do list of most visitors. The cruise allowed us to take in many of the highlights of the city from the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame, among many others. During the boat trip, we were also able to see quaysides, bridges, banks and the most beautiful Avenue in Paris. This helped me to understand the layout of the city.

Paris has 37 bridges. My most memorable experience in this one Continue reading

On our recent trip to  Kenya, we  had a chance to visit one of the top sights in Nairobi; Giraffe Centre.  It is located in Karen suburbs, around 20 kilometers away from the city centre. This sanctuary offers the chances to meet, feed and learn more about giraffes. There is a small charge for entry but no limit on the amount of time that you can spend with the giraffes. I also loved the fact that there is no prior booking required.

The staff gave us clear instructions and  they were particularly welcoming and encouraging towards children. Continue reading

This island is celebrated for its natural beauty and delightful climate. It is a major tourist attraction for the seekers of sunny beaches. Many of its beaches are gravel, not sand. Whether you arrive in search of buzzing nightlife, sun or diving in crystal-clear waters; The Island of Rhodes has it all!

My husband and I, after having so many excursions, (For more on our excursions, you can read more on the post over Lindos, Symi and The Medieval city of Rhodes) we decided to drive around the island, which brought to us to magnificent beaches, impressive sightseeing Continue reading

Summer vacations are the most wonderful time of the year, right? I think that everyone or every family has their own unique holiday routines. My husband and I, we love going on a vacation to a sunny destination for a great warm weather. The tan from these destinations always fade but the memories last forever. This time round, our prefered  holiday  destination was to the Island of Rhodes. Continue reading

 

On our visit to Paris,  Louvre Museum was one of the museums that I looked forward to visit. It is the world’s largest art museum,  the world’s most visited museum and a historic monument in Paris. Located on the right bank of the Seine, the Louvre  is huge and you could literally spend a whole week walking through it and not see everything.

The Louvre building was first used as a medieval fortress with the aim of protecting the French capital during the reign of Philippe Auguste (1190-1202).  It became a museum in 1793. The Louvre has since housed thousands of works of art from ancient cultures (Oriental, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman) as well as Western and Islamic civilisations. It exhibits extensive collections of sculptures, objects, paintings, drawings, and archaeological findings.

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The City of Lindos

My husband and I visited one of the Greek Islands; Rhodes. We chose The Island of Rhodes because of its combination of the nice weather, beaches, archaeological sites and extensive medieval town. The climate in Greece is typical of the Mediterranean climate: mild and rainy winters, relatively warm and dry summers. The perfect vacation destination for the Summer holidays.

Don’t you love holidays? I think everybody does. Personally, I love holidays because I think that it’s the perfect time to reflect and meditate, which of course leads to making our lives better and those around us.

When we arrived in Rhodes, it was incredibly warm, contrary to the weather we had left in Belgium. It was like a time to roll and a secret escape kind of holiday.  It was  also my first time in Greece and l could not wait to explore the Island and to learn  the Greek culture.

From my previous travel blogs, I think that it’s evident that we love excursions. Thanks to my husband, he is multilingual and good in reading the maps. After a day of enjoying the sun at the beach, we had a perfect excursion plan; A day in the city of Lindos. Continue reading

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