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Kenyan flag waiving in the wind during a dhow cruise

Kenya Residents

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no more plastic bottles

Enough is enough.

According to a recent National Geographic research a whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled. Some 12% gets incinerated, and some 79% is in a landfill or sloughing off in the natural environment as litter. Guess what? At some point, much of it ends up in the oceans, the final sink.

Rose Kwamboka

13 Tips to travelling green in Watamu

A green tourist is one who makes simple and seemingly small choices in order to lessen their negative impact on the environment. With my “leave a place better than you found it” as a guiding principle, here are some tips on how to be an eco-friendly traveller.

plastic & inox straws

Plastic straws? No more.

Look at these two cocktails. Do you see any difference? The two cocktails are identical, but the straws are not. The left straw is a plastic one, single-use straw. ⁣And the straw on the right? Stainless steel straws, basically like forks, and knives, and spoons .. same material. Use, wash, repeat.

Pancakes with Bacon

Pancakes with Bacon

Perfectly portioned, this starter is a great way to present a decadent omelette to your guests. The recipe can easily incorporate other vegetables such as zucchini, aubergine, mushroom or artichoke. For vegetarians, instead of lining the muffin baking tray with bacon, you can use thin slices of grilled zucchini. However, remember to line the moulds with parchment paper so that the vegetables don’t stick to the bottom!

Ham and Cheese Potato Sandwich

Ham and Cheese Potato Sandwich

This starter is the perfect snack to keep active vacationers or people on the go, satiated. This is not your classic sandwich, but who can resist a melt of any kind? If you prefer you potatoes deep-fried, after boiling the potatoes in salted water, pat dry with paper towers and drop them into hot oil. Deep-fry until the potatoes become golden brown, and stuff them with the same filling.

Parma Ham Pie

Parma Ham Pie

A pie without the pastry, this is very different type of pie; but this is no less delicious or comforting than rest. When you’re next to the beach, a rich pie is usually the last thing on your mind. This Parma Ham Pie will set your taste buds alight, but keep the bloated tummy at bay.

Caprese Tartlets

Caprese Tartlets

In this recipe, we used semolina flour because the tartlet’s texture will be softer and still retain a gentle crisp. If you are using all-purpose baking flour, when you place tartlets into the oven, cover with aluminium foil and place some beans into each shell, and bake for the same amount of time. After the 15 minutes, remove the beans and aluminium foil and bake for another 10 minutes.

Mint Lime Juice

Mint Lime Juice

With the intense sun and humidity in Watamu, often, the simplest drinks are the most refreshing. This juice is perfect for quenching your thirst while you bake in the sun.