Old Mombasa

Old Mombasa

walking through the aspiring world heritage town, nearly run over by a car

Location: 

Mombasa, Kenya

Duration: 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Personal highlights

  1. Mombasa: second largest city in Kenya with over a million inhabitants
  2. Old Town: historic settlement - from Arabs, Asians, Portuguese to Brits
  3. Driving: cars squeezing through the narrow alleys are ruining the mood
  4. Dangerous: thou shalt not walk around without guide - marketing?
  5. UNESCO: waiting to become a world heritage site since a decade

Image sources

  1. Kids playing on the streets
  2. One of many old wooden doors
  3. Moped in front of the White House
  4. Keeping Mombasa Comunity clean
  5. Yet another old entrance

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