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I’m not talking about the “Good Vibrations” kind of Beach Boys. Nope. These Beach Boys, found all along the coast of Kenya, are making relaxation on the beaches more and more difficult. Should you interact with them? Buy their products? Or tell them to bugger off? Read on for one tourist’s perspective.

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Nairobi has a bad reputation. The 2012 Westgate Mall shooting. The 1998 US embassy bombing. The 2007 post-election riots.
Crime. Violence. Unsafe. Dirty. Chaotic. Slums.
Really, though, Nairobi is just like any other capital city in Africa – no better, but really no worse either. With that in mind, Bruno and I decided to enjoy ten days here.

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