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“Old Town Mombasa and the “writings on the wall””

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Writings on the wall is in quotes here because there is nothing tragic about these writings as the popular saying goes. Rather, I was interested in the actual writings on the wall in Old Town Mombasathe graffiti.

I love old towns. This particular area reminded me of Stone Town, Zanzibar. The similar narrow streets, winding paths, old buildings and my favorite – the ornately, uniquely carved doors. Most distinctive about Mombasa’s Old Town though is the momentous Fort Jesus with its great architecture and history, just looking at the structure brought back memories of high school history lessons (cramming how Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India and so on and so forth).

Take a look at the pictures below. I have included a picture with one of the Zanzibar doors as well for comparison (this was from a trip I took back in June 2014).

I’d absolutely love to hear your thoughts. Don’t hesitate to share your comments and experiences in the reply section below. Xx.


The narrow streets.


Arts and crafts shop just outside Fort Jesus, Old Town Mombasa.


Posing for a pic, Fort Jesus.


Fort Jesus entrance with the Kenyan flag.


Those doors…(don’t mind the ashy feet).


The Zanzibar door (June, 2014).


Posing in Old Town.


…and the interesting graffiti.


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  • Angella Mwakisu

    6 years ago

    it’s so much like Zanzibar….putting it on the list for the next time i want to travel!

    • khukyenda

      6 years ago


      Thanks Angella for stopping by! It really is and it’s so beautiful! I hope you come back and tell me all about it when you do visit 🙂 Xx.

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