Away from winter and into a whole new culture. If you desire to visit Kenya for whatever reason, you must know that it is not easy. This is why my experience, though, was in a word amazing. From walking miles to go swimming and running into several naked children wanting to play to stopping for food on a eight hour bus ride and eating chips (fried potatoes) every meal because everything else seemed too suspicious. The people had joy, and hospitality whether they lived in a small makeshift house or a three story house with indoor plumbing. You will not find personal space to be a priority or any reason to be reserved. As a stranger to the land you owe it your friendship. I lived in Thika, traveled to Nairobi, Mombasa and surrounding towns. If you want a retreat and natural beauty Thika is the perfect place, but if you want vacation or to see more touristy areas Mombasa is great and interesting. Nairobi is perfect for a real taste of Kenyan culture and is very busy. I went for the experience and learned more about adapting to culture than any other trip I've been.