A postcard from Lamu

by Poppy ♥


We’re having a wonderful time on Lamu! 🙂

You wouldn’t believe where we’re staying! Our ‘Banda’ has got a 4 poster bed in it.  It’s actually on the beach!!!

The weather’s been ace.  We’ve been lying on the golden sand drinking ‘sodas’ and snorkelling in the clearest sea-water you can imagine. We’ve basically got the whole 12 km shore to ourselves!

We’ve been exploring the Old Town: all those narrow lanes and all that Arabic architecture. I never knew Africa was so old.

On Saturday night we found the Social Club – it’s hidden away in the bush! It’s where everyone goes for kick-ass music and cheap beer! It’s even got a pool table – what more could you want? You ought to’ve heard the screams when they played Bob Marley. The locals went crazy!!

We met this bloke called ‘Ali Hippy’, who said we should eat at his place. We wondered if he was legit., but everyone told us we had to go!  The food was fab, and his family entertained us too.

Next week we’re going on a dhow to visit Manda and Kiwayu.

Can’t wait! 🙂

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