A woman cooks a hot meal on the side of the street. A man calls out, selling baskets from his storefront. The cobbler adjusts
a leather sandal strap. Take a walk through Old Town Mombasa and it isn’t hard to imagine what life was like a hundred years ago. This part of the city is definitely worth the visit, especially if you enjoy getting lost in time.
We’ve had the very unique opportunity to visit Old Town Mombasa twice since we’ve been married- once while on our honeymoon, and then again with friends this last July. I love walking along the uneven streets of this historic city. It’s actually an island and is Kenya’s largest port and main tourist hub. You can smell the ocean, the fresh fish, and hear the water lapping up against the harbor. Every time we’ve been, it’s been pretty hot and humid, which adds to the whole “exotic” feel. The streets are busy with people going about their day, selling their wares and catching up with each other.