Inspired: Tropical Flora from my East African Travels

 

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I recently returned from a wonderfully rejuvenating trip home to East Africa. Here’s the story of my trip, told through the tropical flora!

First stop was my hometown of Nairobi. I felt so lucky to wake up each morning to this – such a diverse, colourful collection of foliage. If you’ve been following my #plantsomethingdaily challenge, you know how much inspiration I derive from nature!

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I then travelled to Tanzania. My mother is from Tanzania and some of my best childhood memories are from visits there. There is something magical about the place. This time, I was visiting one of my closest friends and we spent the majority of our time in Arusha. The mighty baobab trees, in the waterside picture above, are from the national park, during our overnight trip to Tarangire.

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Last but not least, I spent a relaxing week with my family, in Vipingo, along the Kenyan coast. It was cold by local standards but, that didn’t stop me from spending a lot of time outside (28 degrees Celcius is just fine with me!). In fact, I attempted to reverse the relatively sedentary living I’d gotten used to from the rest of my trip. I took the opportunity to walk, cycle and swim. But with sufficient reclining by the pool too!

Now that I’m back in London, I have a renewed appreciation for where I’m from, and a strong desire to start spending more and more time there …

Watch this space!

See many more pictures from my trip on my Instagram feed.

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