24 random facts about me – plus 10 bonus ones ;)

To celebrate my 24th birthday (plus 10), here are a list of random facts about me 🙂

  1. This is probably a super obvious one but I love a good classic Mojito.
  2. I was born in Mombasa, Kenya and then moved to Nairobi when I was 16
  3. I speak English, as well as Swahili and Gujarati (but not so fluently).
  4. My favourite dessert is a creme brûlée.
  5. I studied at Cardiff for undergraduate university, followed by Manchester, for my postgraduate, where I got a M.Sc. in Marketing
  6. However, somehow ended up in Banking, specifically Investments. Hello Stocks and Shares and Funds :p
  7. I am the only girl in my family amongst 6 brothers (1 real and 5 cousins).
  8. I can be a real diva.
  9. I have an addiction to handbags. My argument is that they are Investment pieces.
  10. I can play the piano, although haven’t done so in a while.
  11. When I was young I tried to learn Karate and failed.
  12. ….Same with ballet. I can’t dance at all.
  13. Despite growing up in Africa, I have only visited Tanzania, Zanzibar, Egypt, Morocco and Mauritius on the continent so clearly have a lot more travelling to do.
  14. My favourite part of the world is the Caribbean and I am convinced I must have lived there in a past life as it is my happy place.
  15. I once built an app to promote tourism in Kenya called Our Kenya.
  16. I have tried sea urchin sushi (and hated it).
  17. I have also tried eating Ant eggs when I was in Mexico City
  18. ….As well as grasshoppers (don’t judge)
  19. I am happiest on a Catamaran, out at sea with a glass of rum punch in my hand.
  20. I love animals, and spend a lot of money fostering elephants and rhinos in Kenya.
  21. I am obsessed with Cats so if anyone feels sorry for me a kitten would be a great present!
  22. I am a terrible driver and have not even tried to take a test yet as I drove my mum’s Jeep into the British High Commissioner’s fence in Kenya.
  23. I have kissed several Giraffes.
  24. I prefer coffee over tea

Ten bonus facts 😉

  1. I would choose Red wine over white wine
  2. My favourite perfume is Lancome Miracle
  3. I have a belly piercing as well as multiple ear piercings
  4. I can’t blow bubbles with chewing gum
  5. My dream destination is Bora Bora followed by the Galapagos Islands.
  6. I travelled by myself for the first time to Mexico City this year.
  7. I am obsessed with Adam Scott (the golfer)
  8. I actually own a golf kit but am pretty terrible at golf.
  9. My best friend and I have seen a ghost when we were younger
  10. My all time favourite movie is My best friend’s wedding


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Happy birthday, Binny! 🙂

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  2. Kavey wrote:

    Happy birthday and great set of facts!!!

    Posted 11.5.16 Reply
  3. Haha love this post Binny! Hope you had a fab birthday!
    Lauren xx
    Elle Bloggs

    Posted 11.6.16 Reply
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