Joshman's Travel Blog

Wandering Around Old Town Mombasa, Kenya

18 Jan 2020 2 minute read 2 comments joshman

The Old Town area of Mombasa is located on Mombasa Island in the same area as Fort Jesus.  Please check out my blog on Fort Jesus in case you missed it. To start out my tour of Old Town, I had my Uber driver drop me off at the famous elephant tusks. ...

Mombasa Kenya Is A Great Place To See The Nile Crocodile

12 Jan 2020 3 minute read 5 comments joshman

Mombasa is a great place to view the Nile crocodile up close.  Both Haller Park and Mamba Village are unique locations to view them up close and even handle them.  The Nile crocodile was heavily hunted for it’s leather and was close to extinction in...

My Travel Loot #2 | Bombolulu Workshop In Mombasa, Kenya

10 Jan 2020 2 minute read 8 comments joshman

From my previous blog titled My Travel Loot #1| Project Ploughshare Women’s Pottery: I love to travel and experience new places and cultures. Another thing I love to do is take home a piece of of that culture’s art. I don’t mean cheesy refrigerator...

The Imposing Fort Jesus In Mombasa, Kenya

27 Dec 2019 2 minute read 6 comments joshman

This is the first of a few blogs from my short trip to Mombasa, Kenya.  My DSLR died on the trip, so I had to get a compact flash reader to retrieve the photos.  Luckily the water that killed the camera spared my photos.  I’ve always placed a higher...

From Johannesburg to Cape Town Aboard The Shosholoza Meyl Sleeper Train

25 Nov 2019 2 minute read 3 comments joshman

For this blog, we'll visit South Africa and the scenic train ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town. I had the opportunity to visit South Africa a few years back.  The main purpose was to run the Cape Town Marathon, for which I had been training for for...

Atop Mount Entoto in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

31 Oct 2019 2 minute read 1 comment joshman

For this blog post we return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  For such a large city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia doesn't have a whole lot to offer in terms of tourist activities.  You could see most of what the city has to offer in just a few days. Mount Entoto,...

Serene Karura Forest In Nairobi, Kenya (Part 2)

24 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments joshman

Check out my previous blog from Karura Forest in case you missed it. Karura Forest is currently ranked #4 of the top attractions in Nairobi on Tripadvisor. As I stated in part 1, it's a great spot to relax, read a book, get some exercise, or meditate...

Serene Karura Forest In Nairobi, Kenya (Part 1)

20 Oct 2019 1 minute read 4 comments joshman

Karura Forest is an urban park in the Gigiri area of Nairobi. It is near the United Nations compound. Luckily, it is within walking distance of where I've been living for the past two months. One of my favorite activities here has been exploring the...

Showcase Sunday: Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro

14 Oct 2019 3 minute read 4 comments joshman

Back in 2015, while living and working in Africa, I decided to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. At 5,895m, or 19,341 feet Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. It is located in the beautiful coun...

Exploring Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Kenya (Part 3)

9 Oct 2019 1 minute read 0 comments joshman

In case you missed them, check out my previous blogs from Ol Pajeta Conservancy. This is my final installment of the series, where I'll show some lesser appreciated animals from the preserve. We saw quite a bit for a such a short trip, but regrettabl...