Conor Walsh

7 Essential Kenyan History Books

Kenyan history is incredibly complicated.  For one, powerful forces in Kenya and elsewhere have dominated the narrative of the country’s past. They’ve twisted events to serve their political purposes and ignored anything that doesn’t portray the right people in the best light.  Fortunately, times are changing. Historians and activists in Kenya are revisiting the past …

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Karen Blixen Museum Nairobi

Karen Neighbourhood Guide | Where to shop, eat, and everything else you need

In the past, if you’d asked me to describe Karen, I probably would have just listed all the ways it represents class, inequality, and the legacy of colonialism in Kenya.  All of which are valid issues that need to be addressed.  But now that I’ve actually lived there, I’ve learned to love Karen.  The sprawling …

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Yoga in Nairobi

Yoga in Nairobi | The Best Studios and Classes in Every Neighbourhood

You won’t struggle to find someone teaching yoga in Nairobi. The practice has become incredibly popular in recent years, with studios and teachers hosting classes in every neighbourhood in the city.  Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or you just want to try it out for the first time, use this guide to find classes near …

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Nairobi Facebook Groups

Nairobi Facebook Groups and Meet Ups

There’s always something happening in Nairobi.  But if you’ve just moved here, it can be a bit overwhelming and tough to navigate. Finding people with similar interests and making friends is the best way to experience Nairobi, while overcoming any obstacles you encounter.  The Facebook groups and online communities listed below will help you navigate …

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Nairobi Arboretum Gardens

Nairobi Arboretum Forest | Opening Hours, Entry Fees, and Fun Stuff

Nairobi Arboretum is probably my favourite place in the city. An overlooked gem, the forest offers peaceful tranquility, fresh air, and a chance to reconnect with nature… just 10 minutes from the hustle of Westlands. Stop by on your way home from work to sit on a bench and completely unwind. Or take your friends …

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