This weekend I had some volunteer visitors from up the coast, who stayed with me and helped me explore Mombasa and eat in new places. I think we’re all a little stir crazy from the isolation brought on by the strike, so it was good to socialize and practice KSL. Here are some pictures from our outings.
On the way back from Chinese food, our ride in the “HD Hidden Diskette” matatu (or “Hiden Diskete” as it was spelled on the ceiling). Blacklights abound:
Playing cards and enjoying our fifty-shilling (expensive!) sodas near Mombasa’s biggest tourist attraction, Fort Jesus.
View from my card-playing seat. Fort Jesus in the foreground on the right, Indian Ocean in the background.
Taking a Lakoni ferry (or “fiddy!” as the matatu drivers shout) from Mombasa to Shelly Beach, where we waited a really long time for our lunch at “The Office.” I had a delicious tilapia head with a tomato sauce, which I think was the source of the delay. In view is the south bay (opposite Mombasa):