The wanderlust bug has bit me hard in 2018, travelling is literally all I think about and work towards nowadays. Took a quick little trip up to the leafy areas of Central Kenya, Nanyuki town in particular.
Major apologies for the delay of this post – I really don’t have anything else to say other than I’m sorry but better late than never right??
2017 was quite a challenging year I must say. Financially, physically, emotionally – all of it. But, as we always do, we got through it, I particularly ended it on a high which I’ve taken as the progressing mood for 2018, positive vibes all round.
It’s the last month of summer and I already want to be back in June and start it all over again! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun and that’s exactly what I have been doing since being done with school last month.
Hello good people!
Hope the month of May is treating you as well as it is me. I recently came back from a nice little weekend in Paris and all I kept thinking on the way back was I wish I had more time there! Paris is a beautiful city and three days is not enough time to really get a feel of it.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland was my home for the weekend and what a weekend it was.
In preparation for my upcoming roadtrip to Edinburgh, I want to touch on a topic that will be helpful for any budding travel lovers out there or anyone planning a trip soon – Travel Essentials. There are different sets of travel essentials for different types of travel, so I’ll cover each in consecutive posts to come. For now we shall start with roadtrip travel essentials.
So I just realized for someone who writes so much about travel, I’ve never really shared my travel bucketlist on this blog! I have it written down on my journal and came across it today; five years later… Decided it would be great to share my ambitious goal of visiting an insane number of countries (read every single continent) with you all. Who knows, some of you may want to join me on my #traveltheworldmission.
Making: A weird amount of gift bags… way behind on my gift giving these past few months, just playing catch up with all these birthdays that have passed and those coming up!
Cooking: Also a weird amount of cupcakes haha. Started selling these yummy babies and I seem to be baking every other weekend now.
Drinking: Green tea:)
Reading: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Check out my Spring reading list below!
Wanting: Well my prayers were answered and I got my Iphone 6! So yeah, that is what I really wanted. I don’t really want much right about now…
Looking: For my next travel plan, that wanderlust bug is itching real hard
Wasting: A lot of time watching Pretty Little Liars. Like I gave this show so much of my patience and even in this finale we STILL don’t know who A is, damn!
Sewing Creating: Nothing in particular
Wishing: Growing up didn’t have to be so damn hard sometimes, but alas it is the only way to do it.
Enjoying: The alone time I have forced myself to take of late, solitude is really good for the soul.
Waiting: For the week to end. Yeah I know it’s Monday but this is a short week and lord knows I need that Easter Break coming up!
Liking: The risks I am taking. Never been a risk taker before – first time for everything!
Wondering: Why I seem to have the most icy fingers on the planet. As in seriously.. I have the coldest hands and I have no idea why
Hoping: That despite the rainy season creeping up, that I don’t give up on my running, been consistent with that too, believe it or not. Like @nassstro1 always says – Health is Wealth.
Marvelling: At the Rolls Royce convertible I saw last Friday, that car is utter luxury on wheels. Not my style at all, but still good to look at.
Needing: A manicure. Easter Break come soon please.
Smelling: The freshly printed Yummy Magazine sitting right next to me. I like the smell of new books, magazines etc. Weird right?
Wearing: Leggings! Haven’t been able to wear anything this body hugging since October last year? For once I am fully pro cold weather now because that summer really tried it with all that heat.
Following: @shaym! My new obsession because she is a wanderlust addict just like me, her instagram feed gives me so much life.
Noticing: How quickly people change.
Knowing: That all will be well. I will still keep telling myself that.
Thinking: About mother dearest who is away on a work retreat. I have been her unofficial nurse for over a month now and for her to travel without anyone coming along to help her out is really frightening me but she’s gotten stronger over her recovery period, so I know she will be fine. I can’t help but worry sometimes though.
Feeling: Bitter Sweet.
Opening: My water bottle… Still can’t get 1 litre down, sigh.
Giggling: At my brother @tom_odero. He is a lot to handle in one tall skinny package lol.
Happy New Year and all that good stuff. 2015 already feels amazing and we are only what, 7 days in? 7 is my lucky number so hey, guess it’s a good sign! Not much talk on this post but I want to update you on my recent travel escapades during the holiday season, its been a jam packed one this time, think one of the best Christmas holidays I have had in a very long time.
Yes people, it’s about time for another pictorial:) I got an opportunity to visit the United Arab Emirates, particularly Dubai and Abu dhabi for Christmas, thank you so much mum, best holiday ever! Dubai is tres amazing, so much culture all in one place and a lot of fun as well. We were only there for 5 days so the itinerary was full of tourist to-do list stuff every day and being my adventurous self, I took some random tours of my own… I learnt from the best about #LivingLikeAlocal… s/o to @CollegeTourist for the life lesson, so adapting to the city’s way of life wasn’t so challenging.
Some fun facts about Dubai guys:
- Home to the Tallest building in the world – The Burj Khalifa
- Home to the 1st ever 7 star hotel
- Dubai issues out 16,000 visas per day! Damn…
- 900 flights in & out of the Dubai airport daily
- Over 200 nationalities can be found in Dubai on any given day
- Home to one of the biggest malls in the world – The Dubai Mall
- It is the fastest growing desert country in the world
I’ll let the pictures to the rest of the talking… I will add this though… Dubai made me fall in love with hummus! Anyone who knew me from college knows how much I detested hummus, but had so much of it in Dubai that I crave it now haha.. weird I know.
|Le Brother fell asleep during the desert safari lol|
|Downtown waiting to catch a bus|
|This Cake is called The Blackout Cake… I’m sure you can tell why by the size. @Cheesecakefactory tried to kill me with this one
Loved Dubai and all it had to offer, will definitely make a point to go back and explore some more! Quick tip for anyone going there, take the metro wherever you go, much easier, cheaper than a cab and most metro stations connect to major malls and buildings all over the city so not much walking involved.
I ended my year with a short trip down to the coast with some friends which was also an amazing time, but that pictorial will be saved for another time. My wanderlusting appetite was really satisfied in 2014. I had planned to only travel to ONE country (Tanzania) as that’s all I could afford, ended up going to 3 more countries, Zanzibar, the US, and UAE all in a few months time! This proved to me that traveling wherever you wanna go is not impossible at all, you just have to make it happen for yourself and it will.
2015 is here and yet again I have one country in mind (my goal is to travel to one place I have never been every year) but I won’t limit myself to that one because who knows what’s in store???
Happy new year once again and hope you all achieve everything you have set out for the year and so much more.