Lewa Downs – Sirikoi Safari Lodge

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Kenya has many faces – from the slums of Kibera to the unbelievable luxury of some safari lodges, from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi to the vast emptiness of the savanna, from the stunning views of the Rift valley from the open windows of a matatu bus to the stunning views of Mount Kenya […]

Urban Gardening in Athens

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The Greek capital is changing. Slowly, but it’s changing. Marousi, where Vicky’s parents live, is the first municipality in Athens to introduce an official urban gardening scheme. The idea is simple: take a disused, vacant piece of land and divide it into sections. Then let local residents apply for a section on a first-come, first-served […]

Urban gardening update

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Hey everyone – I bet you’re just dying to know how things are going on the urban gardening front!   Well, look no further: here’s an excruciatingly detailed update, from a very proud gardening mama. Wait, don’t go away yet! There’s lots of nice pictures of plants and stuff. So, after the last post, the […]

Adventures in urban gardening

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Remember my tiny little herb garden? In case you were interested, it’s growing! Watching it grow is fascinating. The best one is coriander – it’s really going nuts over here! I mean, look at it: It recently graduated from the baby leaves to real, delicious coriander leaves that i find very difficult not to pinch […]