It was wonderful to return to Lamu island for the Lamu Yoga Festival and while I loved spending days doing yoga in the village of Shella, I was also looking forward to visiting Old Lamu town once again. I had visited this unique Swahili town with Eric back in 2010 and I told everyone it was one of my favorite places I had ever traveled. I was anxious to return. Would it still hold the charm it held for me while I fell in love skipping around East Africa?
Lamu town still bustles with life, beauty, and culture. As I turned the corners of the small streets, memories of that first trip kept coming back to me. This time, however, we only spent a quick day in town, which meant we acted and were treated much more like tourists. I even ran across Happy Flower, the captain of the dhow boat that took Eric and I for a sail during our last trip.
Even still, after my second visit, I wish to come back. And with the reasonably priced tickets from Nairobi, it's more than possible.