Travel Blogs from Malindi
Last night was A's birthday, part of the reason for this whole trip. We partied in true Kenya style, dancing on the beach with the local community at a beach shack down the shore from the resort. I loved watching the kids move with amazing rhythm and style, and gradually winning over their trust until we were dancing together. A pumping soundtrack jumped from Kenyan hip hop to Beyoncé to Bollywood, and the dancing was just as varied! Drummers ...
... adapted to the situation and in order to make some money out of the tourists you have to know Italian since the Italians do not want to speak English or Swahili.
I stayed at Tiki guesthouse in the middle of the village which was nice because I like this kind of stuff. Just waking up and walking through the streets looking for some snacks. It is cheap and you support the people who really need it.
(French version below_Version franšaise plus bas)
Today was a really really fantastic day! But before I go into the full "Adrian Mole" mode...
I would like to give you a few more insights into the Kenyan way of Life... (important points for "green" tourists like us)
First of all if you are a tourist and it is your first time in Kenya (like me) don't panic about security! Chill baby!
... to Ocean Sports for a dinner of grilled fish with Swahili sauce, chips and salad, which by all accounts did little to dilute my starter which had raw garlic as the main ingredient. Nice.
This is a beach that turtles frequent to lay their eggs on, but we saw no evidence of that tonight walking back. The beach was deserted, the moon full and the sound of the ocean overlaid any other sounds.
A great way to finish the evening.
... then repeat, for 4 minutes. So rather tired after all that.
Glad to be back though, 2 reasons, 1 - the sooner we get into this the sooner I get to leave boot camp!, 2 - Because I really enjoy this. I'm finally loving it. It's much better being the oldies, knowing what is coming! :-)
Tomorrow is looking like one hell of a day, running, then brekkie, then swim of some sort, then extra session again for oldies, then kettles.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet