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Kilifi New Year 2016/2017

The dust has settled in amongst the glitter, lost shoes and found souls. After some well needed decompression, stretches and bottomless chai, I finally feel articulate enough to share some thoughts on Kilifi New Year. Hugs from memories and delirious smiles encompassed the aftermath for me and for good reason too!  It all began the morning of […]

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December Events

No questions guys, reach for the lazers. Tomorrow we have our monthly Pub Quiz: Five rounds of trivia with topics ranging from science & nature, to music & current affairs.  1 night stay for 2 people with Breakfast at Tulia House Backpackers!! 4000ksh prize to be spent at Distant Relatives! Prizes every round Boozy prizes… […]

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Top 5 Things to do in Kilifi for free

The best things in life are free right? There is an abundance of awesome shilling-free merriment’s to be had on our doorstep, but I’ve compiled a list of my favourite five for your convenience. Visit the Musafir The Musafir is 70-foot traditional wooden boat stationed on the beach, that is currently under construction until it will […]

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Permaculture in Kilifi

  A sigh of relief, excitement, and equally sadness expels my tired being. Twenty-one of us have successfully completed the fourth Permaculture Design Course held here at Distant Relatives over the past two weeks, with flying colours and flying graduation caps mid-air as I write.  The myriad of information, inspiration, incentive and sensical beauty has left me […]

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Music in Kilifi

Music is a beautifully universal language that we can all understand and relate to in one way or another. In Kilifi, we are subjected to many different types of music; from traditional Giriama music played off phones in the village, modern Giriama music on the radio, great live talent from Nairobians like The Itch (in just over […]

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Jah9 & The Dub Treatment in Kilifi

To launch the release of her new album ‘9’  Jah9 came to Kenya! As a yogini herself, she collaborated with Kenya’s finest teachers here at Distant Relatives to bring a weekend of Yoga On Dub; yoga, music, dub, magic. It’s 7:50am and I get a text from Jah9’s promoter saying “A truck with a few […]

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Funtimes and fungi

We’re  most excited for Jah9 playing at the Yoga on Dub Festival here next weekend. Going to be a killer weekend, starting off with a Soul Flow class at 2:30pm  Saturday 17th, followed by more classes, Jah9 playing at 8pm and DJ’s until late. The following day will be starting with 9am ashtanga followed by […]

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Construction times

Thought I’d share some photo’s of the chaos happening around us in the construction site this week! It’s so exciting seeing it all spring up; from just a seed in the brain, and like our plants in the garden with the rains; to finally seeing the fruits of all this hard work come to light. […]

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Sad to see you go

The only down side to living in a backpackers is saying goodbye to great people daily.   Today we say goodbye to our beloved volunteer Anna, we love you Anna!   Thankfully she’ll be back to help us out in the festive season. Safe travels.      

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