Cultural Blogs

Our Family Trip à Paris … with a Speedy Little Twist

The FIA Motorsport 2021 Prize-giving Award, Paris with a Young Family & Eurodisney “The husband is a Kenyan rally driver and for the past 20 years I’ve haven’t really been the best petrol head groupie … this was all until the word ‘Paris’ was mentioned … well that changed things didn’t it :)” “I have …

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The Insider’s Guide: Nairobi National Museum, Kenya … To visit with Kids, or Not?

Generally, a trip to the ‘big smoke’ with the ankle-biters can be extremely daunting and not a lot of fun at all, especially when they are a little free-range, with no sense of spatial awareness and the noise-levels they produce … but we gave it a go … Our Visit Well, I have to say …

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Our Treat-trip to Sirikoi, Multi-Award Winning ‘Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge’ Lewa, Laikipia, Northern Kenya

When you get the nod (you, your hubby & kids, your parents, your sister & her kids🥰 ) for a weekend at Sirikoi, the multi-award winning ‘Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge’ … to deliver a puppy, you say YES! What a mix of emotions this family holiday would be. Firstly, Sue and Willie (the owners of …

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The Ultimate Off-the-Beaten Track, Multigenerational Adventure… in Kenya

A Real Off-the-Beaten Track, Adventurous Safari … a Christmas present to my parents, and the opportuity to spend the very best sort of quality time with them!!! Christmas comes but once a year and after 45 years of buying my parents hit or miss gifts (mainly miss if you count the plastic knives, plastic jewellery …

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In Search of a Family-Friendly Hidden Gem, in Egypt

In Search of the perfect Family-Friendly Hidden Gem, in Egypt. Honestly, Egypt has never appealed to me, but with the allure of my sister & her extended family temporarily living in Cairo, off the three of us went, Billy, 6, Zia, 5 and me, ancient!! A blank canvas, an open mind, eyes on stalks and …

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Real Culture, Real Wilderness, Real Kenya … & kids love it!

Real Culture, Real Wilderness, Real Kenya … & kids love it! Lentorre is my new favourite cultural find…. shhhhh don’t tell anyone ;o) I am constantly asked ‘where’s your favourite place in Kenya?’ or ‘where can I experience the “Real” Kenya?’. Honestly I simply can’t choose one .. or two .. or even five; there are …

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The Real Thing, A Safari at Offbeat Mara, Kenya

What are you looking for in a safari? I’m looking for The Real Thing! A safari, staying at Offbeat Mara; a real tented camp on an outstandingly beautiful, private conservancy bordering The Masai Mara Reserve, where kids … and adults can be kids. This ticks my boxes! What do you mean by the ‘Real Thing’ …

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