Lisboa, Actually

In my mind, the title of the “classic” European capital has always sat with the likes of Paris or Rome or London or Berlin or Amsterdam, but, if I’m honest, Lisbon never really featured in my mind.

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5 Things I’ve Learned Are Okay When You Travel

The mere fact that you are there, breathing the air of a foreign place and looking around and seeing people and buildings and trees who speak a different way of life than you is incredible enough.

That Fast Boat to Sydney

(Johnny Cash? Really?) It’s interesting how, based off where you live, some places feel nearer to you than others — both physically, but also non-physically. While growing up in Kenya, Europe and the Middle East seemed only a stone throw away; the farthest our travel vision seemed to go was (maybe) North America. Naturally, then,…

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Given that I’m in Singapore for quite some time this summer, I thought it would be fun to write a series detailing a few of my adventures around this sunny city-state. Some of my ongoing missions include a hunt to find all 7 Merlion Statues (I’ve only seen the 2 main ones), visiting the gardens…

Nairobi: A Celebration of Home

I’ve never seen Nairobi like this. I’m up thirty-two floors, looking down on the city from a helipad atop the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). I’ve known this building to be one of our most distinct landmarks, but I’m now on it, so it’s pretty much out of the picture (pun unintended). I’ve never seen…