I had the opportunity to spend 2 days in the homely city of Nairobi a few weeks ago and I fell in love. Despite the fact that I am African and have lived in this beautiful continent most of my life, Nairobi to me seemed to exude all the things that make Africa so great. The air so fresh with nature all around, the warmth of the people with smiles and an outstretched arm to welcome you at every turn, the creativity born out of a genuine love and contentment with what is within its borders. All I can say is I wish I could have stayed longer but for the days I did get to spend, I would like to share a few things with you.
During my stay, I got to stay at the beautiful Sankara Hotel. One of my favorite things about the hotel were the keep sakes placed in your room for each night spent at the hotel. Each night, you were greeted by a pocket-size soapstone carving of an animal. There are 7 of them in the collection..a different animal and design each day and a card telling you something unique about the animal. However, what I loved the most was the use of Soapstone – a natural resource to make this. In many ways, it felt like I was actually taking home a piece of Kenya with me 🙂
Soapstone (also known as steatite, or soaprock) is a talc-schist., which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is thus rich in magnesium.
- THE DAILY – ALL DAY DINING, CAFE & BISTRO
- BAR ASIA – NOODLE BAR, SUSHI, ASIAN
- FIREPLACE – MEXICAN, MEDITERRANEAN, WORLD
- HAANDI – INDIAN CASUAL FARE
- MERCURY – SIGNATURE BAR
- YOG – NATURAL FROZEN YOGURT
All I can say is Kenya is fun, relaxing and homely and would love to visit again given the opportunity. Please share your experience if you have visited Nairobi or another city in Kenya. Also taking recommendations for other travel destinations