DAY 9: CAVERNS [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

The Elgon mountain as we came to find is a home to many other features such as caves, rivers, and is also known for having the world’s largest caldera. We were fortunate enough to see a few of these features on our nature walk that was accompanied by our two guides, Mr. Salim Alex and … More DAY 9: CAVERNS [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

DAY 8: EL GONY [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

History is always reported as seen from the perspective of the winning side and does not encompass all its dimensions.  Mt. Elgon, also called Mt. Masaba by the Gishu has its origins told from various perspectives.  The Sabiny believe it to be derived from el gony meaning the people who live on the mountain.  The … More DAY 8: EL GONY [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

DAY 7: LOST TRADITIONS [CULTURE THE NOBLE ART OF SELF PRESERVATION]

World wide, the most saccharine, prized treasures are seldom within easy reach. Think about diamond and gold. It takes a fortune to retrieve these jewels. However, they are worth every bead of sweat shed in search for, as they are premium in nature. One if Uganda’s share of endowment that is out of reach, yet … More DAY 7: LOST TRADITIONS [CULTURE THE NOBLE ART OF SELF PRESERVATION]

DAY 7: THE BEAUTY BEHIND DISABILITY [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

We see the disabled prospering today in all walks of life for example Oscar Pistorius, the famous athlete. In our very communities lie these people, barely bettered from enjoying the gift of life itself by disability, and managing to strive through what many consider depraved. On our arrival at after a short drive from our … More DAY 7: THE BEAUTY BEHIND DISABILITY [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

DAY 10: A COMMUNITY BUILDING ITSELF [EXPLORING OUR ROOTS]

Awaking with the ocean breeze, we hit the road for Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre located in Bamburi. A euphoric twenty minute drive filled with music from our colorful matatu set us in the mood for a prosperous day. On arrival, we were warmly received as we gazed at this well organized community with an … More DAY 10: A COMMUNITY BUILDING ITSELF [EXPLORING OUR ROOTS]

DAY 6: THE CRADLE OF A LOVECHILD [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

Hidden somewhere amidst the reverie of the coast of the Indian Ocean, Old Town is a rich blend of cultural heritage and classic Arabic architecture.  Several ancient cultures had worked together to build the town that we now beheld, each building being unique in some aspects from the others.  We barely recognised some building styles … More DAY 6: THE CRADLE OF A LOVECHILD [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

DAY 8: MOMBASA OLD TOWN: A PIECE OF THE PAST [UNEARTHING SENSE OF PLACE]

  There are places in this world that are so full of history that it’s impossible to grasp the full extent of the secrets and treasures they hold.  Mombasa’s Old Town is no exception!  Well known for its cultural diversity, its ornate balconies, artistically curved doors, and precariously narrow streets, the Old Town beautifully sits … More DAY 8: MOMBASA OLD TOWN: A PIECE OF THE PAST [UNEARTHING SENSE OF PLACE]

DAY 7: FORT JESUS: HISTORY AND CULTURE INTER-TWINED [UNEARTHING SENSE OF PLACE]

At the shores of the Indian Ocean sits the ancient, sturdy and magnificent Fort.  Yes! It’s Fort Jesus, with heights touching the heavens, roots that penetrate deep in the walls of history, dating as early as the sixteenth century and sits decently telling stories that can be heard as far as the east is from … More DAY 7: FORT JESUS: HISTORY AND CULTURE INTER-TWINED [UNEARTHING SENSE OF PLACE]

DAY 5: FORTRESS OF POWER [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]

After 25 hours of tedious journeying, we made it to our final destination, Mombasa, and craved some sound resting.  Though, in an attempt to enjoy Mombasa’s heritage more, we decided to walk to our desired choice of site; Fort Jesus, the next day.  The walk was both fulfilling and full of unexpected encounters, one of … More DAY 5: FORTRESS OF POWER [A TRAVELLER’S DIALOGUE WITH ANTIQUITIES]