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Tea Fields in Kericho, Kenya

DSCN7282Kericho is a beautiful town (county, really, but also the name of the biggest town within the county) in the HIghlands of the Rift Valley. It is known for it’s beautiful, expansive tea fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. The tea fields surround the town of Kericho and are easy to access from the bustling city center using a taxi or motorbike. Most importantly, public toilets are EVERYWHERE! They’re easy to find and generally cleaner than those I have found in other cities throughout Kenya. Speaking of cleanliness, the streets were clean and easy to navigate, most of which having sidewalks for pedestrians to escape the unruly motorbikes. The people in Kericho are incredibly friendly, helpful, and quite accustomed to tourists. We visited the city market, which was pretty impressive! We weren’t even overcharged while bargaining – I walked away with new jeans and Vans sneakers, head scarves and leggings. Overall, a great place to spend a day or two if you’re coming to Kenya!

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