Happy New Year Good People! I hope by now you have raised your standards and you are transitioning to become the person you want to be.
Just to recap on a fantastic holiday at Mwembe Resort in Malindi with my family, but before I boast about our ‘YOLO’ moments at Mwembe let me tell you the series of mishaps that we encountered before we got to Malindi. On the 28th December 2016, Maruti Rashid woke up feeling so sick yet the previous day she was fine. I did not smelt/felt or foresee any hint of sickness in my body. I had already packed my bags in good time and everything was planned to perfection. I woke up feeling horrible but I had to make sure that our house was clean and my pet family had enough food to sustain them until we are back. I managed to do all that and still prepare my niece Naz who I was traveling with together with my sister Khadija.
Come 11am, my cab guy come to pick us and we connected with my sister along Mombasa road so that we could use one cab to the airport. Along the way, I realized that I had forgotten my bag that had all my key essentials, stress levels went up and I had to figure out how get the bag to me before we depart to Mombasa. My sister used her cab guy who collected my bag from my house with the help of one of my best friends.
On arrival at the airport, we met with my cousin and her family, as we were all boarding the same flight. Now, here is the joke, they ended up checking in (my cousin and her family – they went straight to terminal 2) and we were closed out from checking in just because we used the airport’s bus which was shuttling us to terminal 2, of which the security guy at the airport had already alerted the checking in desk. Big Joke right? One mean lady from fly 540 decided to close out at-least 8 people. We tried to plead with her and she was totally cold on us. Mark you my cousin, her family and the other passengers had not even boarded the plane.
Puff! just like that we were stranded at the airport trying to get seats to the next flight but being high season, the probability of getting a seat was zero to none. We clearly dint get space on the 3pm flight and we had to camp there some more with Zayne who is an infant.
Luckily, an angel came our way, she was just checking for her evening shift and she noticed Naz who was happily pushing Zayne in his stroller. She came to say hey to us and that is when I explained everything to her and she apologized on behalf of her monster colleague. Apparently they try as much as possible to not leave behind a mother and an infant especially if the other passengers have not boarded. She promised to get us seats on the 7pm flight. We left the airport to get some food then came back and waited till it was time. And just as she promised she got us seats and we were off to Mombasa. We were so relieved same for the rest of the family members that had already checked in to Mwembe. Naz and Zayne were so happy to board a plane, as it was their first time. We got to Mombasa safely and started our 3 hour drive to Malindi, It was a long and tiresome journey but we got there at about 12pm. Dinner was waiting for us, we showed, fed and went straight to bed.
I woke up to a beautiful place and everything about Mwembe Resort is so homely. It resembles a well built gated community in the US. Well spaced, beautiful decor/ architecture and enough amenities for its guests. During our stay at Mwembe I always had my swim wear on as they have strategically positioned their pools. At hand, I always had my cover up, shorts, a summer hat and sunscreen. I spent better part of my time at the pool and Jacuzzi area with my family. We had a magical time at Mwembe and I shall share more stories about the place in the coming days… A video perhaps 😉 see you soon.
Swim wear from Forever 21