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The Gate Pass to Heaven

May 15, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Seychelles

You know how I know Kenya Airways is at a dead-end? Their check in crew are bitter half the time and will take out their bitterness on innocent passengers at the drop of a coin. “Where is your VISA?” yet…

Travel

Speak, The Universe Is Listening.

May 8, 2018
Lilmissbelle-Halong Bay

I was going to write a feature about my surprisingly exhilarating experience in Seychelles but my mind feels like a clogged sewer. It’s 11:00pm on Monday evening and my personal trainer Brian expects to see me at the gym in…

Travel

Samburu. A slice of heaven.

April 17, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Samburu

The night before, I had half a mind to sleep in the car. Not because of the excitement around the trip, but because I have had such bad luck with keeping time this year. The problem, however, is that I…

Inspiration, Travel

33 on 33

April 9, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Seychelles

1. Love is a burden. A beautiful burden. You glow, you bleed, and then you glow some more. And you grow too. 2. Roaming is the quickest way to go broke-I incurred 350 bob RECEIVING a call for 45 seconds in Seychelles…

Travel, Xena's chronicles

When The Cat Is Away

January 22, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Daddy Daughter

***In today’s feature, Xena’s dad narrates his experience going on vacation with Xena, just the two of them. Thanks Renato for stepping in. I honestly had no idea what I was going to put up this Monday!*** Your kids will teach you…

Travel

Hong Kong in Five Days: Part Two

January 15, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Hong Kong-11-2017-09-29-31

If you did not catch the first part of my adventures in Hong Kong, I suggest you start by covering that here. Otherwise reading this feature will feel like trying to find your way out off a dense forest at midnight (not sure…

Travel

The Perfect Day in Kisumu

December 27, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Kisumu

While half of Nairobi migrated to the coast, we spent Christmas like we have done in the past five years. In Kericho at Xena’s paternal grandfolks home, surrounded by tea, trees and love, the weather unusually warm and rousing and…

Lilmissbelle 12 Days of Christmas, Travel

Day 3: My Kids Couture

December 13, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Christmas

Over the weekend, I travelled to Nakuru for an extended family gathering that was taking place at my folks house. It was just myself and the younger one, Xia. The older one -Xena- and the dad were in Mombasa for a friend’s…

Travel

Hong Kong In Five Days: Part One

December 8, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Hong Kong

Friday, 24th November  14:56: A wonderful scent wafts through the air, redolent of rice and noodles. It reminds me of my favourite Chinese restaurant back at home. Ironically though, most of the staff have masks covering the lower half of…

Travel

Repose: Postcard from Hong Kong

November 27, 2017
Lilmissbelle - Hong Kong

It’s 11.00am in Hong Kong. I woke up about 45 minutes ago, dashed downstairs for breakfast which was quite prosaic. But even if they had a buffet befitting a queen, it would have been wasted on me because I am suffering a bad…

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