Kenya as a positive place

We are in Kenya for five days now, and we are both impressed. People we meet, places we go to, everything seem so positive. We met a few locals (mostly our street food ‘mamas’, and some individuals along the way) who were all eager to help and talk to us with a smile, without trying to earn money from us. It might be just luck, but it made our transition from Europe to Africa so much easier. Kenyans are also very caring for their wildlife, at least what we saw so far. If I dare to quote a local: “If you are a fan of ivory, do not come to Kenya. If you are not fan of ivory, you are very welcome in my country!”

We visited an elephant orphanage, where they help baby elephants to become independent enough to return back into the wild (read more in causes). Also we visited The Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, which is helping Rothschild Giraffes to stay in Western Kenya. It was only 120 of them left, so they really needed help to get numbers up. Kenya has so many positives.

Even going to Nairobi was pleasant, if you exclude the smog. We read and heard about it being horrible, full of touts, crime, and just being it not that nice. But to tell you the truth Nairobi compared to Marrakesh (Morocco), is very nice and calm. It might be just the case of personal experience in each place, but we think Nairobi is an ok city.

The new chapter of our travels

After 4 years of dreaming, planning, reading about this adventure we are finally taking the plunge. Two more days and we are back on the road. It is strange to say back on the road as we are "on the road" for the past 4 years.

Living in London was a great adventure. Being a new couple, getting to know each other and moving into a big city was hard. We had to lift each other's spirits by sharing our concerns and thoughts. Exploring the city by foot when none of us had a job let us to get to know the city better than most locals do. By the end of our stay in London we were extremely happy with our lives which made it harder for us to leave. But we still did it. We packed our bags and Herbie (our lovely old shih tzu who travelled more than most dogs do) and flew to Slovenia, to spend some time in my home country with my family and friends.

But it would be a crime for me to start travelling without checking off one major Slovenian activity. Climbing the highest Slovenian mountain Triglav (2864m) is something every Slovenian should do. We have a saying that you are not a true Slovenian if you don't reach the top. So we had to do it and now we are free to explore foreign lands and with this starting new chapter in our lives. 

We are describing our new chapter as: "A search for a new home". We are going to try to keep you updated on a regular basis about this mission. Stay tuned to see where we end up. 

View from our Triglav (missing peak on the left) climb

View from our Triglav (missing peak on the left) climb