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    Junk food sells, how can you be healthy in Nairobi?

    Every now and then, we have a Damascus moment where realize we have been consuming unhealthy food. We need more whole meal, vitamins, less sodium, fewer fats and oils and a better diet. At this time, restaurants in Nairobi are not the most conducive places to grab a treat. The food options are limited on the menus. People on meal plans are advised not to eat out. Meal preparations at home becomes the order of the day. However, restaurants need to cater to the rising demographic of people who wish to lead healthy lifestyles. Kenyan restaurants however are moving at a staggering pace. So, ‘What Makes Junk Food Sell in…

  • Explore,  Places

    Lake Elementaita, Nakuru County

    Over the past weekend we had a chance to make a small getaway to Nakuru County and enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Elementaita alongside great vibes, learning how to play soft archery, a steam bath a little too much swimming. We spent the weekend at Sirville Lake Elementaita Lodge. The spot was recommended by a member of our team and let’s just say it was a bittersweet experience. Rates We got the full board package that is Ksh. 13,500 for twin rooms that serve two. A private room for full board goes for Ksh. 10,000. Booking was done by directly calling the lodge. No booking.com or agents were involved.…

  • Food,  Restaurants

    Grill Shack – Westlands, Nairobi

    Grill shack is one of the gems that stand out at the Westgate Mall know for its amazing burgers and retro ambiance. You get to appreciate the red tables, the fries served on chopping board and the burgers, I already said that? Well they are that good. You could have this as an option for Valentine’s Day this weekend. Location The spot we tried was at the Westgate Mall. To get there take a matatu for Odeon just next to smoothers. It’s about 50 bob on weekends then alight at delta. Cross to the other side and from then it’s a nice 10 minute walk to Mwanzi Road. You could…

  • Explore,  Restaurants

    5 restaurants for a magical Valentine’s Day in Nairobi

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and plans are being made on what to do and where to go. Here’s five restaurants in Nairobi you can think about. 1. About Thyme Restaurant This spot as I mentioned before is in the heart of Nairobi with a vibe of a leafy suburbs. The noise and bustle of the city is tucked away in the trees and you get to run away and be with that special someone for a couple of hours of bliss. Location: Westlands, Nairobi on Eldama Ravine road. Read more on this restaurant here for the full review. For a virtual experience watch the TikTok below and see…

  • Food,  Restaurants

    Ali Barbour’s cave restaurant

    When you head to Diani this is definitely a stop you should make. They have an amazing service where they send a van to pick you up and drop you afterwards at your hotel or villa, all you need to do is make a reservation. Ali Barbour is a cave restaurant, yes it’s in a cave! It is breathtakingly beautiful. Part of me feels you go there to experience the ambiance. Noting I am not the biggest cave fan, I think this is a great experience for anyone. Watch it here from minute 3:20. They specialize in sea food and are pretty famous for it. I wasn’t keen on trying…

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    Diani, Kwale County

    Traveling to Diani has always been of consequence and never intentional enough. This year I got to take a three-day trip as a break from a crazy schedule. Diani has a lot to offer here’s a few items to add to your bucket list 1. Beach walks2. Congo River3. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant4. Wasini Island5. Dolphin watching6. Snorkeling7. Glass boat ride Since the pandemic is still with us, traveling isn’t what it was with declines of up to 90% in tourism at the coast, the only upside is better negotiating power and less crowding at the coast. Slowly by slowly though people are getting the confidence to travel again and…

  • Food,  Restaurants

    About Thyme Restaurant

    About Thyme is located in an intimate secluded area in the leafy suburbs of Westlands, Nairobi on Eldama Ravine road. It costs about Ksh. 250 to take an Uber from the CBD. The space is beautiful and cosy with an indoor and outdoor sitting area. I loved the outdoor because of the beautiful trees, the silence and fresh air that can give the illusion that you left Nairobi and are in the country side. Eat, drink, don’t think restaurant’s tag line The restaurant is great for group and intimate dates and dinners. They have complied with the Ministry of Health and government guidelines maintaining the 1.5 metre rule, requiring hand…

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    9 tips on how to make instant coffee taste better

    Now that school is fully online, I no longer have an excuse to stop by Java and Art Café every day to get my morning fix, if anything I barely have time to brew my coffee. I am therefore stuck with instant coffee and life is too short to have boring coffee. Here’s how to make it a whole lot better. Whether you’re working from home, making a quick cup in a busy office, don’t have the time to brew your own coffee or are simply cutting back on a cup worth Ksh. 300 in these tough economic times! 1. Buy a good coffee brand It goes without saying really,…

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    Hiking, Ngong Hills

    One of the most magical things about Nairobi is that its madness and chaos on one end and a slice of heaven on the other. In this city, you could be stuck in traffic for hours or you could be in a serene environment in the hills enjoying God’s creation. You don’t need to go for an out of town trip that will cost you a month’s rent to enjoy this . You just need to call your friends and go hiking at Ngong hills just 25 km away for a little as Ksh. 1000 to Ksh. 1500 per person while sticking to a strict budget. Before we begin, the figure…

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    Ndere Island, Kisumu

    Nairobi life can be an unending cycle. You spend an average of two hours in traffic every working day, the new boss isn’t your favorite person, the couple living above you have bought a new amphitheater and you have no idea what sleep is anymore. The day may have highs of 27 degrees but you don’t remember the last time you saw the sun. You may eat at fancy restaurants for business meetings but have no idea what the food tasted like, because the rat race is catching up and we’re all trying to make it. Before you get into this unending cycle, add Ndere Island on your bucket list.…