Introducing… the Harri Travels guide to Morocco! NO.16 on my 25 aims for my 25th year list was to write an e-book and I’ve only bloody gone and done it. You can download my free guide here as a handy PDF.   HOW TO GET TO MOROCCO Morocco is cheap and easy to get to. From London, EasyJet operates cheap flights most days to Marrakech. My personal favourite though, depending on what end of Morocco you’re planning on starting your trip from, is to fly to Madrid for a cheeky tapas-infused stopover and then hop over to Tangier on a… View Post

Welcome to the land of colour and light.  Step on in and experience the shadows and flames, the heat, smells, sounds and adventures of this extraordinary country…

Welcome to the Harri Travels Guide to New York. This post was written back in 2011 so is a little old, but check out my more recent posts on top eats in New York, living like a local in New York for a few weeks, and my review of The James hotel. I spent 5 days in New York over the summer with friends and had a brilliant time diving into delis, watching shows on broadway, pounding the streets of manhattan with my camera and lazing in Central Park. Below is my guide to the concrete jungle. EATING IN NEW… View Post

Lamu is a UNESCO World Heritage site on the coast of Kenya. Home to wandering donkeys and lazy dhow boats sailing by, this historic Swahili town is magical, mystical and idyllic. I wrote this article for Rough Guides about why now is the time to visit: Original article on RoughGuides.com Why should I go? Founded in the 14th century, Lamu is the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Over the centuries, the island has been inhabited by Asians, Persians, Indians, Europeans and Kenyans, and as a result it has a unique charm of blended cultures. Crumbling old forts lie next to… View Post

I have a flat in Nairobi, Kenya. Can’t see the Ngong Hills from it but there’s a Jacaranda tree shading our balcony which I’m very partial to. Or something like that, right Karen? Today I’ve been in Kenya for one year. I left my job at the Financial Times in London on 20th Feb 2015 and on 28th Feb boarded my flight to Nairobi. I had no idea what was in store as there was very little information available online about living in Nairobi, but I managed to get in contact with a couple of local journalists who made it clear… View Post

Happy 2016! I hope you all had jolly exciting holidays. I’ve spent this Christmas and New Year adventuring – tracking lions in Nairobi National Park, swimming with dolphins off Mnemba Atoll and soaking up the rays of sunshine on the soft sugary beaches of Matemwe in North East Zanzibar. But before I launch into 2016 plans, how did last year work out? 2015 was a transformational year for me. I left my job in London at the Financial Times to go freelance and move to Nairobi. I said goodbye to my friends and family, my little Kennington house and housemates, packed all my… View Post