The Mombasa Story| Old Town
Wassup ma’ peepo! Mko sawa? (yo’ good?)
I’m splendid and my-oh-my, it’s been one weekend going to the next.
I indicated in my last post that I’d be doing some random travelling down to the great city (or is it county?) of Mombasa (pronounced: Mwah;-Mba;-Sir) and it was one helluva experience. The initial travelling contingent was vast but due to commitments and many other miserable excuses, the number dissipated. The final travelling troop was myself, @Truthslinger feat. Wifey, @stanleymuthoka (my bus mate), @natishem, @AwinyoPiny and @SonnieRox (whom disappeared somewhere into thin air).
Needless to say we had such an awesome time that we all didn’t want it to end. The landscapes were so full of life and color and we visited a great number of places. I flipped a coin to figure what to post first the choice was Old Town.
The “Old Town” is reminiscent of the days when the Portuguese ruled Mombasa. Houses feature ornately carved doors and balconies, which are typical of coastal East African architecture. The town’s inhabitants are mostly of Arab origin; this is evident through the influence on the culture – especially in the architecture and language. Leven Steps, near the waterfront, is the site of an ancient well. The Old Town is well known for its ancient buildings, lavish art designs and shops that sell antiques and Kenyan souvenirs. This area of Mombasa is worth exploring on foot and takes no more than one day to see all the sights.
..Actually No you are NOT there. You are behind your screen and at the end of this post (My longest post so far)
Hope you’ve enjoyed the snippet.
Keep it locked because you know there’s defo more to come.