Bamburi Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Bamburi
... small streets of the old town which were sweet though of course very run down. A large proportion of the residents are Muslim so there are lots of mosques and the architecture is quite Arab, since there was an Arab presence at one stage, this also explains why people are generally a lot lighter in colour that other Kenyans. Today, our final day, we went to see the Gede ruins, the remains of a Swahili town from back in the 13th or 14th to 17th centuries. It's located ...
... home. We stand out for sure.
Anyway, we ended up having to leave Mombasa a day early b/c apparently the State Dept. put out some red alert warning telling Americans to leave the city until July 1 b/c a terrorist threat was "imminent". Whatever. It was not necessary, but the DC office wanted us out. I was not super happy at all about leaving. I loved that hotel. I have a thing for Spanish Colonial ...
... be drunk through a small bamboo straw with a filter at the end (quite an experience indeed).
It tastes hmmm "Horrible" (but that's me talking... the other locals in the bar didn't seem to think the same!)... it is as well quite strong so beware!
The alcohol can not be bottled up as it does generate many gas while fermenting... but the longer you let it settle the stronger the thing becomes! Oh and you don't actually pay for a glass you need to order ...
... deep deep hole, which probably shoots the waste right down to Australia.
(We will check this anon.)
And, right in the middle, naturally, is a tree.
Level two is the eating and main lounging area. Again, built round the tree, with a floor to ceiling statuesque Gaudi-esque woman overlaying the central pillar, with her arms out holding a fish. A large table to one side, a swinging bed to the other and all around the edges, concrete fashioned into ...
... a bit of a tour around the nursery. It really is vast, and I have taken photos of what is called a desert rose, but they normally only grow pink, but the white one is very rare apparently. Thought that might be of interest to the green fingers of you out there.
Dinner tonight was delicious. As it always is to be honest, but the veg tonight was just too good. A medley of veg, with a hint of a honey coating. Too good, which meant seconds for me!
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet