Kisumu, Kenya. 2

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While in Impala Park, Kisumu, I decided to take a break from walking because it was scorching hot outside. The guard at the gate had mentioned that there was a hotel within the park so I decided to go check it out.

It’s called Impala Eco Lodge. I ordered some traditional cuisine (fried fish, mashed potatoes and kale) for lunch. The service was pretty amazing I must say. I’d give it a 10 out of 10. Just as I was about to finish my lunch, the chef came to find out if I’d enjoyed my meal! Well, that’s never happened to me before so I felt pretty special! 🙂

I also took a private boat ride courtesy of the hotel. The gentleman operating the speed boat noticed that I had a camera around my neck and was kind enough to offer to ask his friend to tag along so that he could take pictures of me. How amazing was that!?!

Needless to say, I had the most breathtaking time out there!

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Nairobi, Kenya. 3

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Hey ya loves! 🙂

On the day I was to leave for school, I decided to take a small tour of Nairobi. All these pictures are of the CBD. There’s so much you can do within the city. Like paddle boat at the Central Park (Uhuru Park). Or climb to the KICC helipad for the most gorgeous view of the city. All for a dollar or two! 🙂

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Also, this is what 25 shillings can get you in Nairobi. 🙂

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Kiambu, Kenya. 1

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I’m seated on my bed as I write this. Very exhausted after a long day of classes and lectures. It’s 9pm. And I’m really looking forward to publishing this post. I get an unexplainable high off blogging. It just makes me happy. 🙂

Lemme tell you a lil something about today’s post.

A few weeks ago I visited Paradise Lost. It’s a private estate in the outskirts of Nairobi. It was my first time there. What drew me to it was the fact that it had a gorgeous waterfall and a small pretty lake within it. And caves. And horses.

It’s usually crowded over the weekends so I opted to visit on a Monday morning. There was hardly anyone there. And it was even prettier than I’d imagined.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

St. Petersburg, Russia. 2

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Day 2 in Petersburg. Enjoyed every single minute of it. I’d booked a boat cruise for 2pm the previous day thinking that I’d make it but boy was I wrong. I got caught up exploring the city with a new friend that by the time we were heading down to the pier, it was almost 6pm! 😮

The lovely ladies at the booking office rescheduled my ticket to 6pm (I thought they were gonna make me pay for another one) and my new friend also got a ticket.

Lesson learnt: Don’t plan out activities in advance when on holiday. Be random and live in the moment. It’s much more fun that way.

Upside: I got company for the cruise! 🙂

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Volgograd, Russia. 6

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I have to admit this. The first time I got to Volgograd, I wasn’t pleased with what I saw. I’d expected it to be some kind of huge and flourishing metropolitan district, with the busy buzz and all.

With time I’ve come to appreciate the calm and quiet out here. The environment is pretty laid back and come to think of it, I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Talking of calm and quiet, probably the best way to spend the weekend in Volgograd is to do so on water. For 2 USD an hour, you can enjoy a breezy cruise on the Volga River. And if you are looking for something quick but fun, then take a ride on a speed boat for the same price. You’ll be on water for not more than 10 minutes though. 🙂

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How amazing is this!

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And no matter how stressful your week has been, you’ll end up with a huge smile plastered across your pretty little face! 🙂

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Always be kind.

Dee.