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The Best Worst Museum in the World

Derek Tanzania 19 Comments

We pushed open a massive wooden door and found ourselves in a small, dark room. A middle-aged man was sound asleep in a plastic chair behind a dusty wooden desk. He woke up to the creak of the door as it closed and without hesitation grumpily blurted out, “Tickets here”. He told us that two tickets cost 16000 TSH ($8 …

Masai Mara safari - elephants

Masai Mara Safari: How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Trip

Derek Kenya 19 Comments

Our Masai Mara safari… …it was a safari like no other, way off in the middle of nowhere Kenya, in the low season with few other travelers around, and with plenty of wildlife to spot out in the hills, in the open savannas, in the ponds and rivers and hidden among the low, thick trees. For three days and two …

Epic Travel Experience

How To Ruin An Epic Travel Experience

Derek Kenya, Perspectives 33 Comments

There I am. I’m sitting on the balcony of a beautiful wood cabin, staring out into the wilderness, listening to the sound of elephants roaring somewhere at the foot of the nearby hill. Flashes of lions and giraffes and cheetahs and black rhinos and warthogs appear in my head. Flashes of massive green mountains and never-ending savannas dotted with wildebeest, …

Budget Hotel in Nairobi - reception

Best Budget Hotel in Nairobi: Khweza Bed and Breakfast

Derek Kenya 2 Comments

When I started looking at accommodation for my week long stay in Kenya’s capital, I was indeed somewhat surprised. Even hotels with poor reviews were way more expensive than I ever would have imagined here. Good hotels were even pricier of course. Finding a good budget hotel in Nairobi seemed impossible and the hostels either did not look appealing or …

Visit Nairobi - reader in cafe

The One Reason You Should Visit Nairobi, Kenya

Derek Kenya 36 Comments

I’m in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s a strange place, at least for a traveler, or more specifically, at least for me. From what I’ve gathered, most travelers visit Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, for one or two days, maybe three at most, either before or after their safari experience in other parts of the country (which I’ll be doing this weekend). I …

Maldives on a budget - tropical paradise

Maldives on a Budget: Step by Step Guide

Derek Maldives 40 Comments

You walk off the plane, proceed through immigration, grab your bag from the luggage carousel (or not, if you travel really light) and walk through the customs inspection. And there you stand, in the open-air arrivals terminal of the Male International Airport. Welcome to the Maldives on a budget! While you might not exactly find a crowd of budget travelers …