Even though homestays are great alternatives to other traditional modes of accommodation, newcomers always have question marks acquired from their own pre-conceived notions or from misguided tales from their friends. I've volunteered to step forward and with my writing hand-gun (reminds me of my high school days when l used to refer to myself as the fastest pen in the West seeing as l could keep up with the teacher's dictation...still do actually...l think), blow away most of the myths which potential guests might have in mind as they ponder on whether to opt for a homestay or not.
Blog Category: Homestay Experience
In my opinion (and with those words, we all get leave to ramble, rant and rave on digital paper), the best way to spice up one's volunteer holiday is by taking up accommodation in a homestay close to the volunteering locale. Below are some pointers on why these two are birds of a feather.
In my travails in the homestay world, l have come across a couple of interesting tales that were either too funny or too horrid from guests and hosts alike. Most of them arose due to inadequate preparation, poor communication, high expectations or just downright scams. In this blog, l attempt to lay out a few pointers which shall assist host families in their quest to run awesome homestays.
If you're going to live in Kenya for a number of months either on internship, research, volunteering, holidaying or just passing through, then staying with a host family will offer the best experience. We start with the firmest cliche in the homestay industry...a home away from home.