Friday, May 25, 2012

A date in Nairobi...

Have you ever thought of what could be a perfect date in, one that did not need you to spend lots of money but left your date in awe?! I have always tried to figure out what a perfect date in Nairobi would be so I started jotting down my thoughts and....

 8.00 am - Go for a morning game drive in Nairobi National Park. This should cost you about KES 300 per person  and your vehicle, thus a total of KES 900.
 Nairobi National Park

11.00 am - Drive to the Giraffe Center or Daphne Sheldrick (Elephant Sanctuary) and get to feed the animals.

1.00 pm - Have lunch somewhere in Karen area that is not too expensive, my suggestion would be one of the restaurants within Nakumatt crossroads which in essence you would spend about KES 700 - 1000 per person.
National Museum

2.00 pm - Drive down to Westlands area and visit the National Museum to learn more about our culture and history.

4.00 pm -Drive to Sarit Center and  enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some pastries as you chat about yourselves.

5.00 pm - Drive to the Central Business District and go to the Kenya National Theater or Alliance Francaise and enjoy watching one of the local plays that are always very entertaining.

8.15 pm - Enjoy an all "lay-low" dinner at either Steers (there is nothing yummy as their burgers) or some Pizza at Galitos, all the time as you enjoy each other's company!

9.30 pm - What other perfect way to end the night other than... Go dancing! There are lots of places to go dancing and since you are in the CBD I would go with Florida Night Club... It is a classic and truth be told all regional and international celebrities love it too..and the dance floor will give you a chance to check out each others dance moves..LOL!
So, that's my date..what would you do on a date day in Nairobi or anywhere else in the world? I would love to hear your suggestions....!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Top 10 Best Hotel Swimming Pools in the World

As you may have seen from my previous posts, I have a tendency of posting these polls done by Tripadvisor because they are a reflection of what travellers think. See below the 2012, Top 10 list of best swimming pools in the world. Do you agree? Which ones do you think ought to be on this list?

1. Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

2. Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona, Spain

3. San Alfonso Del Mar, Algarrobo, Chile

4. Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE

5. Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney, Australia

6. The Library, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand 

7. Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, Punaauia, French Polynesia

8. Six Senses Yao Noi, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Thailand 

9. Amangiri, Big Water, Utah, USA

10. Ramada Limited @ the Stadium/Downtown Nashville, Tennessee,USA

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Her Lifestyle: Meet Maryanne Waweru - Wanyama from Mummy Tales

I had a chat with Maryanne of Mummy Tales Blog, which is one of my all time favourite blog because of all the stuff you learn about motherhood. For most women this is a chapter in life which is ..... (I have no words to describe it)!! So here at Her world, it is time we got to know a little bit more about the lady who has become a source of advice for many women....

1. Tell us more about your blog and why you decided to write about motherhood 

My blog is about my day to day experiences as a mom – both good and bad. I decided to write about motherhood because there are so many experiences to narrate about this journey and being a writer, this is the best way that I could capture them. Mummy Tales is my diary, a journal that I will look back on together with my family in future years and reminisce those moments.

But besides sharing my experiences, I also hope to educate and inform other moms on different issues that affect us. I hope they can learn from my experiences and from the resources that I use in my posts. I have also learnt a lot from other moms who give me feedback and guide me on different issues as I build my family.

So my blog is not just about me – it’s a community. 
Maryanne 4 months pregnant... aint this just sweet.:)
2. Which is the best destination you have ever visited? Why?
It’s got to be Mauritius.
I loved it because I found the beaches so pristine and inviting and the country so relaxed and easy. We (hubby and I) also had a good experience driving through the entire country on smooth roads while sampling the various tourist attractions. I was four months pregnant then and I totally enjoyed our weeklong stay there. 
3. Which is your favorite restaurant in Kenya? Why?

Indigo Spice in Westlands. I love its alluring ambience and their lovely food. I also enjoy the warm hospitality given each time I’m there.

4. Which / where is your dream holiday destination? Why?

Somewhere in the Caribbean islands. I think being in a different continent and taking in the scenery while enjoying the experience of a different culture will be a surreal moment for me.

5. What do you like most about traveling? What do you dislike most about traveling?

Being to a different place with new experiences is always welcome for me as in this rat race, life can be routine and sometimes dreary. So it is the experiencing new things from my everyday environment that gives me so much satisfaction.

What I dislike – the travel itself! I don’t like the journey much –whether by road or by air and I’m always very impatient as I just can’t wait to get there already so that I can start enjoying myself. I find travelling so confining, tiring and endless and I don’t like that at all.

6. What / which gadgets do you NEVER miss to pack in your travel bag?
My camera, a notebook and a pen. Because anything can happen at anytime. I’m a journalist.

7. What is more of a romantic getaway for you, Beach or Safari?
Beach definitely. So that I can laze around in the sun all day.

8. Tell us 3 things about you that your blog doesn't?
 I hate travel by water. But if I really must, I’ll sit somewhere where I’ll stay fixated until we get to our destination, all the while praying hard and afraid of looking into the water.
-       I’m just not a movie person. I find it hard to stay still and watch a movie till the end. On the times that I find myself watching one (once in five years), I prefer fast forwarding and quickly seeing what will happen next.
-       I love writing. I could write forever.

9. What travel tips do you have for "Her World" as she trots around Kenya and globe?
Enjoy the moments and capture them all.

Thank you!

Thank you all for voting for me in the BAKE Awards (Bloggers Association of Kenya) that took place this past weekend. Her World had been nominated in the Best General Blog Category and we WON! It is an honour and privilege to win this award and truth is..i couldn't have done it without you. You are all stars! Asante.

 And the winner is me!    
Barbra presenting the award to me.....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Underground Hotel in Shanghai

Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai
Construction has begun on the Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland, a 19-story hotel outside of Shanghai, China. Almost all those floors will be below ground level. Building them is not as difficult as you’d think at first, as the site is a former rock quarry and most of the underground digging has already been done. There will be an underwater restaurant at the bottom.

Sins nightclub - Diani Reef Hotel
The closest I have been to any underground place that is not a parking lot is the Mau Mau caves (Kenya) and it's not like they are exactly underground..... and Diani Reef Hotel's Sins nightclub (Diani Beach) which is built in / around coral reefs! It would be awesome to actually spend a night in an underground hotel although I might feel as though I am trapped in there....LOL!!What do you think?