Lamu Island

Lamu Island

exploring the Swahili island with lots of donkeys, but no cars during ramadan

Location: 

Lamu, Kenya

Duration: 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Personal highlights

  1. Lamu Island: oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa (inhabited since 700 years)
  2. Swahili: ethnic and cultural group of people on the East African coast with some Arabic influence
  3. Ramadan: it is hard to get any food in daytime during the month of fasting and spiritual reflection
  4. Transportation: there are lots of donkeys instead of cars (they say, the only car is an ambulance)
  5. UNESCO: courtyards, verandas, and wooden doors built in coral stone and mangrove timber 

Image sources

  1. Lots of donkeys
  2. Fresh fruits at the market
  3. Kids playing Hopscotch
  4. Preparing fresh coconut
  5. Port at Shela town

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