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Ali Barbour's Cave

sunny 30 °C

I had researched this cave restaurant to go for dinner last night, but all that research didn't prepare me for how stunning it was. Mostly candle lit, its an old coral cave turned into a restaurant. So romantic, the photos we took do absolutely no justice. Google "Ali Barbours Cave" and you'll get a better idea.


The food was phenomenal, Josh's seafood was some of the best he's ever had, and my Moroccan stew over cous cous was so flavourful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.


Afterwards we texted Hans, our motorcycle driver from yesterday, to come and pick us up, not knowing the free shuttle to the restaurant would have also taken us home. Hans quickly replied, and while waiting for him we chatted with the Maasai warrior who greets the guests as they come to the entrance of the restaurant. He was so interesting and helped us make a decision on whether to take the bus or the train back to Nairobi. He shared with us that some Germans who had helped his people before were hosting him in Germany in June, and it would be his first time on a place and first time outside of Kenya/Tanzania.

Hans picked us up and when we asked about price he gave us the locals price, it was less than half of what I thought he would offer. We hopped on and he took us to our bar across from our villa. While having a drink, a van tried to park across the street and got high centred over the curb. Hans was still outside and he rushed to help, as well as so many others who were hanging around. They weren't successful for a few tries, so Josh went down to the street and helped push as well. The driver was so grateful! It was cute to watch all the locals high five and fist pump each other, including Josh.


I write this over breakfast, we have a cab driver coming to pick us up at 11 where we'll drive north of Mombasa to our hostel for just tonight.


Posted by kvandervegan 23:31 Archived in Kenya

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