4k it ain't far but its better than sitting in bed eating a bag of chips! This is an easy and flat circuit, perfect for beginners.. Out of Banda front entrance run along to Mukoma road, one big up and down hill m turn first right and back down Banda lane. The reason to do... Continue Reading →
Now this is an area worth an explore. Cross over the river from Mbagathi Ridge and you are transported to an area that feels more akin to the English countryside. Meadows, farms, cow, horses, monkeys, sleepy lanes, endless views of the Ngong Hills... you feel like you want to bring a picnic and fall asleep... Continue Reading →
Not a circuit within the country club, which can also be done, but a circuit on the roads that skirt the outside
The Tempura Prawns are an absolute must, served on a bed of tempura veggies, they wont do you waistline much good, but they are so very crisp and the prawns so very succulent that you will happily give yourself over to obesity.
If you look at a map of Karen, its hard to miss the massive splodge of green in the middle of it. This splodge is the Karen Country Club, to be more specific most of it is its gorgeous 18 hole golf course, which was the first grassed golf course in Kenya and I’m told a damn... Continue Reading →
I can’t imagine any county in the world where an employee could ask their boss for a 2000 dollar loan which was doubtful they could pay back, it just wouldn’t happen… yet here, in Africa the guilt over the divide between rich and poor is real
Occasionally I am filled with a desire to see what is beyond the cossetted confines of Karen and venture further afield. In this case filled with a desire for Sushi and having read a number of positive reviews we headed to Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Lavington.
Pondering the cliques and friendships that exist within our tiny Karen population, I wonder how much richness and how many experiences are the long timers passing up, by passing on those passers-by… and how much better would the experience of living somewhere for a short time be if one could become closer to those people who know their country best.
Recces are usually a period of anything from a few days to a week of scurrying around, hopefully sans kids, trying to work out if you really want to live in this place. If you are lucky, your itinerary only consists of wafting around a bit to see if your potential new home suits you, Things grow every more complicated if you also need to scout out a place to live/schools etc all within a few days, as we did!