Explore the Kenyan Coast on a Spice Ship

Mombasa is a city in Kenya that is in history as being where the Persians, Portuguese, Arab and Indian traders started exploring the coast of East Africa. This means that it is a city that is rich both historically and culturally. Fort Jesus, a building that has a rich history dominates the city. It was built by the Portuguese back in the 16th century.

Spice Ships

At the old harbor of Mombasa, you can board a space ship to explore the coast whether you want to head south to Zanzibar or north towards Lamu. In each route, the scenes are spectacular as you see the surroundings from a different ago. It is both an adventurous and romantic way to explore the coast.

Towards the Lamu Archipelago

This is the place to be when you want to experience what a Swahili city is all about. This is a unique city in all aspects and a sure way of understanding the Swahili culture. Once you arrive at the Lamu harbor, you will get a glimpse of how life was centuries ago and how it has changed in the modern-day. The narrow streets of the city are explored while riding donkeys. The cuisine here is sumptuous and you can smell spices at every corner. There are airy courtyards, rounded houses, and palm streets.

Unwind in Diani

To the south of Mombasa, you will find the famous Diani beach. This is the area where you will find the Shimba Hills National Reserve and white sandy beaches as well as Swahili-chic resorts. Explore the ocean and enjoy fresh seafood prepared as you watch at the Charlie Claws in Wasini Island. This is a perfect spot when you want to engage in watersports activities. Apart from Shimba Hills National Reserve, the Colobus Trust gives you more opportunities to see wildlife. This is the home to the Angolan Black and White Colobus monkeys.

Head Down to Kaya Kinondo

Former home to the Digo community, Kaya Kinondo is a sacred forest. Also known as kaya in the local language, most of the communal and religious activities are held here by the Digo Mijikenda tribe.

The Kenyan coast is always thriving with activities whether you just want to explore it, engage in water sports, unwind or just learn about its rich historical and cultural heritage. With something for everyone, all you can learn to remember about the coast are memorable experiences.

What to do if you get arrested in a foreign country

The major reason why a lot of people travel is to have fun and experience new cultures. Of course, traveling can be fun and exciting if everything goes well. But if you get into trouble and you are arrested your fairytale daydream is going to turn into a nightmare within seconds.

Of course, there are laws governing your travel location. And if you happen to break any of those laws either knowingly or unknowingly, you are going to be in serious trouble. One tip that can reduce the odds of you being arresting in a foreign country is for you to do a detailed and extensive research about the region you plan to visit. Read the laws and principles governing the region.

Even more, when you get there, ask some of the locals who are friendly to you to tell you some of the thing you should avoid or the thing that get you arrested. If you are aware of the rule and regulations of your travel location, it will be easier for you keep them.

In Russia for example, you can get detained if you are traveling without an identification card. The police are going to ask you a whole lot of questions just because you are not with your identification card.

Whatever the reason for your arrest may be, the first thing you should do is to contact your embassy. But of course, you need to manage your expectation, because there are only a handful of things that your embassy can do for you. Below are some things you can expect them to do for you.

  • To contact your family members and pass important messages to them
  • To provide details and information on lawyers or interpreters if the need be.
  • They can help you get in touch with a charity organization that may be willing to help you financially.

As mentioned earlier, you need to keep your expectations low so that you will not be disappointed. One thing you need to have at the back of your mind is that your embassy is not going to provide direct legal assistance, evacuation, and immunity just because they got into trouble with the local police.

The best way for you to reduce the odds of you breaking a law in your travel destination is to brush up on the law of the area you plan to visit in advance. If you know anyone who has traveled to that country, you can ask them to share their experiences with you.