Discovering Lamu’s sweet treat: Halwa

Discovering Lamu’s sweet treat: Halwa

Kenya /

Sticky, sweet, high in calories and dangerously addictive – Halwa, pronounced as Hal-u-wa, is a must-try dessert in Lamu. The sweet aromas of brown sugar, richness of ghee (clarified butter), floral notes of rose water, and perfume of cardamom permeate the air in Kenya’s coastal communities.   Garnished with pistachio, almond slithers and sometimes toasted […]

Some unexpected twists of Lamu

Some unexpected twists of Lamu

Culture / East Africa / Kenya / Lifestyle /

Few coastal towns have tugged at my heart as much as Lamu has. It still shocks me to hear how many of my friends confess that they’ve never been to this beautiful, serene island before. But then again, neither had I until three weeks ago.   I had the pleasure of traveling to Shela, Lamu […]

5 Reasons to Visit Lamu!

5 Reasons to Visit Lamu!

East Africa / Inspiration / Kenya / Lifestyle /

I’m notorious for chasing sunsets anywhere I go. I’ll most likely be the first to “oohh” and “aahh” over the vivid colours lingering over the skyline, particularly when the sun happens to be setting over the ocean. In this regard, Lamu did not disappoint.   Found off the north coast of Kenya, Lamu Island is […]

Style and Beauty in Lamu island

Style and Beauty in Lamu island

Inspiration / Kenya /

If you spend one day in Lamu, and trust me one day is not enough, you will immediately notice the style and beauty norms that make Lamu Lamu. In Lamu, clothing/style/beauty choices and very much inspired by their traditional believes. And being a Swahili town their traditions are a beautiful blend of the Arabic culture, […]

Old Spaces in Old Place: Lamu’s Old Town

Old Spaces in Old Place: Lamu’s Old Town

Culture / Kenya /

Old Town is the oldest and the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Old Town, just like its people, is a beautiful blend of many cultures. Old Town is a fusion of Swahili, Arabic, Persian, Indian and European influence.  As soon as you walk into the town from the dock it is obvious why it […]