My Mombasa

Hey there Loves,

Now for all those who may not know, I come from a beautiful city in Kenya called Mombasa. Growing up in Mombasa has probably been the best thing that has ever happened to me. Not only is it one of the best holiday destinations because of its sandy beaches and beautiful weather but it is one of the cities with such authentic cultural heritage. Somehow walking down the streets of Mombasa is like turning the pages of a best seller, a beautiful story is told. One can easily see where we started from to where we are. The hints of the Arab culture adopted during 1800’s  well embedded with modern Swahili culture.  From the spices to the gold stores, all through to the buildings. Many a time we travel to different destinations and need a tour guide or have to tirelessly look for areas to sightsee, as for Mombasa all you have to do is walk down its streets! If a little bit parched, a ‘madafu’ cart is right around the corner, feeling slightly light headed from walking under the sun’ well-erected benches by the sea are there to rest your tired feet, wish to fill up your stomach a bit, different Swahili delicacies found on almost each corner. Oh and don’t get me started on the people. So friendly and so courteous. I mean the list can go on and on. I probably may never stop.

On that note, pictures are known to tell a better story and there was no better place to have these shots taken than at This Year’s Tukutane Mombasa. A cultural festival that simply brings you Mombasa’s culture and its people on one street. Enjoy the pics and hope you pick Mombasa as your next destination, not only for its sandy beaches and weather but also for its cultural heritage.

OUTFIT DETAILS

DRESS – VIVO ACTIVEWEAR

SANDALS- PRIMARK

SLING BAG- THRIFT SHOP

FLOPPY HAT- H&M EGYPT

LOCATION: MAMA NGINA DRIVE

PHOTOGRAPHY: Modan Photography

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    Reply Irene August 23, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Wow…this is amazing liz…i will make a point of attending the “tukutane mombasa ” festival…it has to be awesome and i have been missing a lot by the look of the photos…

    • Amor
      Reply Amor August 25, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thank you dear, you best not miss it next time.

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    Reply Mercy loko August 23, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Wow i’m so much in love with this blog,,it’s jst great..keep doing it Liz, you are such an inspiration to me.

    • Amor
      Reply Amor August 25, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Thank you dear… bless you.

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    Reply Angela August 24, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Indeed Mombasa is a beautiful town

    • Amor
      Reply Amor August 25, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Thank you!It certainly is….

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    Reply Joy D'Souza August 24, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I have a similar hat from H&M SA!!
    This post just made me wish I could go back to the coast. The Viazi Karais got my me salivating 🙂

    • Amor
      Reply Amor August 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Oh I shall bring for you some my dear….

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    Reply Michelle Langi March 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    The mshikakis be calling my name.

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    Reply Ruby July 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Hey gal,

    Long time ! Very lovely blog . Just stumbled on it – Sooo loving the red dress !

    The warm weather and kachiri – def making me miss Mombasa.

    Mad ❤️

    Ruby .

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