Amy Lobl

My name is Amy and I’ve been living in Nairobi for almost 3 years working, travelling and enjoying this maddening, overwhelming but most of the time whole heartedly wonderful city.

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Nairobi To Mombasa Train | SGR Booking, Schedule, & Tickets for 2020

Booking your SGR fares from Nairobi to Mombasa in advance is a great idea – for a number of reasons: SGR tickets often sell out, so you’ll have a guaranteed seat.  The natural scenery of central Kenya is stunning. SGR train fares are considerably cheaper than flights. It’s the more environmentally-friendly option.  The old Nairobi to Mombasa train …

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Living in Nairobi

The Best Hospitals in Nairobi [Updated for 2020]

There are A LOT of hospitals in Nairobi. However, quality of care and other standards can vary greatly. Private hospitals are world-class but can be incredibly expensive if you don’t have insurance. Many public hospitals provide excellent care but can be crowded and understaffed by overworked doctors and nurses. To avoid any issues – or …

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Living in Nairobi

Buying furniture in Nairobi | The Best Furniture Stores, Cheap Beds, and nice Curtains

Finding good furniture in Nairobi can seem incredibly difficult. There’s no Ikea, and furniture stores are spread out all over the city. Finding a cheap bed, sofa set, or home office setup can take forever if you don’t know where to look. And if you don’t know better, you could end up spending a fortune …

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Mercado, Mexican food in Nairobi

Mercado Restaurant Review: Is it The Best Mexican Restaurant in Nairobi?

Nairobi Restaurant Week is a highlight for many Nairobi residents as you can sample a whole range of restaurants that may have been sitting on your wish list, for a fraction of the standard menu cost for both lunch and dinner. This year EatOut invited me to review Mercado, one of the cities new Mexican …

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