In January 2017 a small group of kitesurfers and windsurfers will attempt a world first – to sail non-stop from Lamu to Zanzibar. This charity event will be a 1000km-plus journey to raise awareness and funds for marine conservation charities. The eight chaps will undertake this expedition under the banner East Africa Board Riders (EABR), masterminded by Craig Rogers. It’s never been done before, but then again what fun is there in doing something already achieved?
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Cartoon of the day
Do you appreciate satire? Do you find it taxing to go to local newspapers to read news? I suspect most of us do. Sometimes you want to know what conversation is happening in Kenya at a witty glance? Gado will do it for you. He has drawn satirical cartoons for many years for the mainstream newspaper. Now he is here on his own website.
Motoring Jaguar F-Pace in Nairobi
Motorheads are excited about it. OK, the ones that I know. RMA Kenya’s new baby, the first of its sports utility vehicles under the Jaguar brand, landed in Kenya not too long ago and the dust is yet to settle on the furore. The car brings sexy styling screeching into the SUV market with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
Norfolk’s Mumm hour
GM Mumm Champagne is here to make a statement, and what better place to go than The Norfolk? These are two brands, both coming on board with over 100 years of history, to redefine class and taste, while preserving their heritage. Every week, The Fairmont Norfolk will be hosting a daily Mumm Hour with subsidised prices and culinary pairing. Gather some friends on a Friday afternoon. Grab a bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge at US$ 120 and toast to something special. Or just drink, because really, there’s always a reason to celebrate life!
Ode to the Dawa
The Dawa is the most understated drink in Kenya, yet it’s so charismatic. It’s a simple cocktail. You order a Dawa because you understand it’s worth – and yours by extension. If you order a Dawa you don’t have to explain your drink. So lime, sugar, all going into a tumbler. Add vodka or a spirit of your choice. Put in honey, and throw in the wooden stick. Muddle the limes. Raise your glass. Stay simple.