Diamonds Malindi Beach
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I can't believe we are here, where we planned to be all those months ago. Barefoot Beach Camp in Malindi, Kenya. There are palm trees all around, we have a deluxe tent with a four-poster bed, the ocean waves crash just metres from our front verandah, and only sand separates us from the restaurant. The meals are delicious, with fresh seafood, veggies, freshly baked bread and wonderful chilli and garlic oils. The staff look after us beautifully, and everyone coos over the ...
The village is called Timboni, 10000inhabitants spread over 25Km of sandy tracks (organized in groups of traditional houses).
I thought I could play the anthropologist (again, I know) but even my French charm and big smile didn't do it this time!
The kids were (even if frightened) greeting you with a big welcome and were unfortunately the only ones.... to the contrary of the "Mama", the elder one who stays at home (I would ...
... with bright fabrics.
No walls on this level, and additional neighbouring trees adding flavour with their intruding branches.
Going up again involves open stairs, which are decorated with glass shards in the shape of a snake which leads you upwards, the stairs curving round the tree. The third floor brings an extra sea breeze and a stunning view over the palm trees in one direction and the sea in the other. Another swinging bed, hung on local sisal ropes, ...
... to show me the way. It is fortunate people here are so friendly and happy to help. I'm not sure why I found it all so confusing as in similar situations in Stone Town on Zanzibar I had done so well.Two lovely additions to the guesthouse were the ...
... rest, 15 seconds sprint, and keep going. This time Luke had us doing more of the 15 sec sprints with a shorter rest period. As it's a sprint, you have to start running 5 seconds before hand, and stopping takes at least another 5 seconds, and I counted the seconds and it was more like 20. So 30 secs on 30 secs rest. Brilliant. Didn't think I could run that fast anymore, but I can! Boys, watch out, Trudie will be out running ...