- TRAVEL -

To y’all first timers like me, are you ready?

Today, marks the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere, which also doubles up as the first day of my first ever ‘full’ winter.

I have experienced winter before, but hold up, just for a maximum of two weeks , before running back to my favourite warm tropical weather in Kenya.

This year is different though…

Sunset in the dying city

Ever imagined living in a town with a population that varies from about 7 to 12 people? A town that when you step out of your house you probably know the name of all your neighbours, and that you are conscious of the fact that they may decide to leave the next day just like the others have done in the past?

A town, where the number of cats is ten fold the number of human beings?

This is the story of…

As I begin to write this piece, there is one song that is constantly playing at the back of my mind. A song that I honestly have to admit that I don’t seem to understand all the words apart from the chorus. I am talking about Ragheb Subhi Alama’s song yala ana esmi habibak which freely translates to ‘come on, my name is your love’.