Get excited people there is a new activity in town and you’ve gotta try it. It’s called Escape Room Kenya, and it’s located at Talisman in Karen. We visited last night to try our hand at escaping the Secret Gallery – a room filled with clues to help us, the gallery robbers, steal the goods and get out within an hour. It’s the perfect activity for a bit of group fun, or for a corporate event or a family day out. We had an 8pm slot booked, so arrived early and had a drink at the Talisman bar first before heading… View Post

I’ve been eagle eyeing Che Shale since we moved to Kenya almost two years ago, so couple of weekends ago when my bestie Krista was in town with her partner Gareth we all flew over to Malindi for a beach getaway. Described by the owners as a “chic beach retreat” Che Shale is set on a secluded bay about 40 minutes drive north of Malindi airport. The drive there is tarmac most of the way, winging through small villages and past simple market stalls selling a few scattered vegetables. The last section, however, takes you over about a mile of road made… View Post

In March, I spent a month in Cape Town working with Getaway Magazine. While I was there, I wrote a piece for SUITCASE Magazine about Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in South Africa. You can read it here: With its stunning mountain backdrop, beachside location, inventive cafés, incredible restaurants, boutique shops and markets galore, you could very well visit Cape Town and never leave the city. But tear yourself away from the thrill of South Africa’s chicest skyline for a couple of nights and a charming and equally satisfying retreat awaits  in the form ofBabylonstoren. One of the oldest… View Post

So it’s been a gazillion years since I’ve posted on the blog, sorry about that. I’ve been busy hugging Barley (my big gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback who lives in the UK with my also delightful parents). Now I’m back, I’ve just organised a screening of Cowspiracy, which is about the destructive animal agriculture industry and is amazing and you should watch it. Also, we went away for the weekend to the below crash pad, which clearly is a must have inclusion for the Harri Travels ‘Crash Pad’ blog section. The owners will no doubt be thrilled about this rapid rise to fame. It’s… View Post

I have been doing a lot of research recently into the way we as humans use animals. This was partly spurred on by the Cowspiracy documentary, which makes a compelling case explaining some of the statistics behind the meat and dairy industry’s impact on the environment. I wanted to find out more about some of the practises and choices we make around eating and using animals, so that I could make educated decisions about how I engage with these industries. The reality of animal testing One aspect of this research has lead to me to learn a lot more about… View Post

The name alone has a mystical, alluring feel to it. Zanzibar. You’d want to go there based on semantics alone, even if you didn’t know it was an idyllic island with beaches as white as the inside of a coconut. The irony here is that I’ve actually been to Zanzibar twice. Once over new year and once over Easter. When I pitched this piece to SUITCASE Magazine, I didn’t realise I’d get to be going to my ‘once in a lifetime’ destination again only a few months later, but hey, it’s not like I’m complaining. Aside from the gloriousness of… View Post