Howdy-howdy! This is another series of my #TembeaKenya posts that I’m super excited to be sharing with you guys. Let me start by saying that Kenya is amazingly beautiful guys and I probably had one of the best weekends. It’s been a while since I went out of town and let loose a little bit. Sometimes Nairobi can be so crazy and you almost get lost in all the pressure and forget to live a little.
Live a life full of color, they said. I had a blast this past weekend with two of my friends at the Kenya Color Run that took place on Sunday at Uhuru gardens. The event involved lot’s of color, music, running and dancing despite looking a hot mess thereafter but this didn’t really come as surprise cause what do you expect from a mini holi festival? You know, when it comes to giving back to the community, I’m always sold. Messy or not. I’m down for it any day, any time. However, the main goal for this years run was to promote peace awareness in midst of this election year as we celebrate Kenya’s rich ethnic diversity.
How do I begin describing this piece of heaven? Enashipai is surely the most peaceful, gorgeous, romantic, breathtakingly beautiful place I have been to, so far in the past few months. From the perfectly manicured gardens to the architecture and the views of the lake. I mean this place just leaves you in awe and totally speechless! I just can’t gush enough about the resort. This reminds me of a quote I once read by Ezra Pound, which goes, “A real building is one which the eye can light and stay lit”.
Don’t let the picture lie to you, I was so freaked out!! Anyway, traveling out of Nairobi over the weekend always happens to be a good plan for me especially with all the pressure from work which has progressed to another level lately. Sigh! I’d take a road trip any-day to clear my head a bit, breathe fresh air and obviously get away from Nairobi’s traffic!! There is nothing as relieving as being on a no traffic zone.
When I first visited the Rock House Guest home, the first thing that blew me away was the serenity and quiet of the place. It’s one of the most magical places I have been to so far in Kenya that you can actually call home second to your home. It’s located in the suburbs of Hardy-Karen in a peaceful and less populated neighborhood. For those who love a little privacy, I think this is quite the ideal place for you.