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We tuk tuk - ferry - matatu and then walk 5km (down a road they say you should not walk -or you will get robbed - all bullshit really to get you to take a taxi).
When we arrive in Tiwi beach (south of Mombassa) we are greeted by Margaret - a large woman who narrowly failed in her quest to become an umpa lumpa.
Stay in 1 of the cottages - while Nimrod and Ndav (other Israeli) go camping on the beach - what are the odds! well they are on a tight budget.Have a few visits from monkeys in our cottage which is unusual , but I guess its not unusual when you travel with the ostan malaria group(that's for you Tom)
The following day I am bitten alive by bed bugs - big fuck off bites - vow to buy a tent for Mozambique. In the proceeding days I try in vain to sooth the bites through burning myself in the sun
John burned himself also - to add to his ailments John get a dose of the scuts and stomach cramps.
spend next 3 days exploring the beach and small adjoining town - having a few beers and deciding what to do next.
On the second last day in Tiwi, John Ndav and I head over to Tiwi Beach Resort - use all their facilities - lovely pool - water volleyball etc. After exhausting ourselves on their facilities we head back to our hovel . I come to the conclusion that our cottages were created by a tornado over an adjacent junkyard. It was great fun in the resort though as it would have been well expensive to stay there.
Met an Aussie called Peter at our camping resort - thought me how to bake a cake in an oven using his bonfire - I reckon if push came to shove he'd eat shit with a grin on his face if he was starving
On or last day in Tiwi had a bit to eat with Nimrod and Ndav in 1 of the make shift cafe's not far from us. Headed back to Mombassa - left the 2 Israelis who were heading back to Nairobi (by all accounts a credit to their country) and headed to Lamu.
An 8 hour bus to Lamu - the last 3 hours were quiet bumpy - somewhere in between being rocked to sleep by Louise Woodward and travelling in a washing machine on spin wash over a giant undulating cheese grater. I thought it was great craic.
These Kenyans get great use out of their buses - they manage to fit 5 in each row - resulting in about 70 seats on a regular bus + another 10 standing at any 1 time.
1 side you look their is a chicken clucking away - the other side a woman breast feeding - I looked straight ahead .
Looking forward to seeing the city of Lamu., going on a Dhow trip and mixing with the locals.
Staying in Yumbe House - which for your info Tom (Eddie Hobbs) Mc D is in the midrange section of lonely planet sleeping guide. - although I managed to slash his price by 33% and get a brecki thrown in also.