I rarely talk about my early experiences applying for visas to travel abroad, but they are a big part of why I started ‘Debz Meets World’ and, more recently, decided to partner with iVisa.
Ololo Safari Lodge is probably one of the most unique resorts I’ve stayed at so far.
Its location right in the middle of the Nairobi National Park gives its visitors a different experience from the usual resorts overlooking the ocean or tucked away in a remote corner of the city.
I’m surprised that I knew nothing about Ololo until last December when my sister and I were planning a staycation and looking for places to visit. After deciding that we didn’t want to go through the hustle of flying to the Coast amidst a pandemic, we started looking for resorts in Nairobi.
And Ololo was among the first ones that piqued our interest.
Does anybody go on tea dates?
Is it actually 'a thing' - or is it just something I did with my friends for so long that I came to assume that everyone else did , too?
Once upon a time, a couple of friends and I would have regular tea dates at each other's houses. We'd plan on an afternoon when we were all free, buy at least three packets of milk, treats, make thermos flasks full of tea, and occasionally even make the treats ourselves. And then we'd sit down together...and we'd just talk. We'd talk for hours about life and its challenges, and then we'd pray for each other before parting ways.
Turning 30 felt like reaching an incredible milestone. 21 felt good, 25 was exciting, but 30 felt different, somehow...and bigger!
I struggled and was unsure of myself throughout my 20s, but I feel like everything started falling into place as I was approaching 30, and it just keeps getting better and better each day. 😊
Another advantage of arriving on the third floor is realising how much I've learnt over the last three decades. Not only have I learnt what to let go of and what to hold on to, but I've also learnt what not to care about so much and what to value more, what to spend less time thinking about and what to spend more time working on, among other things.
In an effort to share the knowledge we've acquired so far with you, my sister and I expanded on these and many other life lessons in a long conversation.
You can catch Part (I) of it in the video below. 😉
I turned 30 years old this year!🎉🎊
And when I think of how beautiful my birthday celebration turned out to be, I almost can't believe that I was actually considering not having a celebration at all...