left my heart in Biashara Street
Fort Jesus and Old Town right up through to
Mtwapa AND ON UP to VIpingo Ridge it Is a place
immensely interesting contrasts
-- Let’s get this straight,
Mombasa still beats Nairobi hands down.
No 'ifs', no 'buts'.
We are talking about a contest
between two great giants, but Mombasa is, well
From Fort Jesus and
Old Town right up through Mtwapa to Vipingo Ridge,
it’s a place of immensely interesting contrasts.
When I told my friend Andy I was planning a
trip to Mombasa he strongly advised against it.
Andy, originally from Eldoret and now
in Nairobi, reckons that Mombasans do nothing but
spend their days sitting around drinking tea.
Maybe he has a point.
The Mombasans do know how to
have a good time and my weekend involved:
a house party, a safari-tent
party, swimming, and not one but two curries
– one at the Mombasa Club at Fort Jesus and
one at Vipingo Ridge.
Soon, Vipingo Ridge will be a
full-yet-tranquil haven as more and more
people snap up plots.
But for now I like its
slightly eery quietness.
It is certainly a change from
the hectic and bustling centre of town.
My spiritual home is slap bang
in the middle of Mombasa – Biashara Street.
-- My spiritual home
remains along busy Biashara Street, Mombasa.
On one trip alone I bought a whole
service of yellow and green glass plates, tin mugs in
burnt orange, four different types of kangas, and got
a dress made.
(I recognise I may need to wear
sunglasses every time I have a dinner party with
My only problem now is how to get it
all, with the legendary Mombasa Trunk, back up to
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