‘’I am going to Kenya and Tanzania for my holidays!’’ when I said this, I often received responses like: ‘’Wait what? Isn’t that in Africa? It is super dangerous there’’. A friend asked: ‘’Kenya? Why would you go there? What is there to see?’’. Last week, my little cousin was swiping through my travel pictures, but then he stopped and his face filled with question marks. It was a picture of a street in Nairobi with cars, tall buildings and shops. He said: ‘’huh is this Africa? It looks normal, it is not that different’’.
Of course there were also people who reacted positively, but I perceived that quite some people have a very simple or negative perception of Africa or in general places far and foreign. As a Chinese Dutch, having lived and travelled on four continents, I am still in awe with every new place I go to. This trip to Kenya has only convinced me more how beautiful the world is and how much we can all learn from each other. I believe that it is up to those who travel to tell stories of truth where people have been deceived. Therefore, I would like to share 3 reasons why Kenya has impressed me so much. Hopefully it can encourage people to put Kenya on their list and to travel to more unknown places.
- Diversity in landscapes and sceneries
From the hectic capital city, a concrete jungle, where traffic is crazy and where the lights of the matatus are lighting up the streets, to the coastal city of Mombasa, where tuk tuks fill the roads and where different cultural and historical influences are clearly visible in many aspects of the city. Do you see the immense contrast between the two largest cities? And we haven’t even started talking about the diversity of natural sceneries. From the spectacular views on………….. click here to continue reading