Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

East Africa Day 27 – Kenya (Nairobi)

Woke up and fell asleep throughout a lazy morning and afternoon.  There was a blackout, so I took another ‘jug shower’ before it got too dark.  Packed, and ordered a taxi.  Got to the airport, somehow without crashing or being stopped by police.  What a mess Nairobi is, in places.  People struggle by, walking on the side […]

East Africa Day 26 – Kenya (Nairobi)

East Africa Day 26 – Kenya (Nairobi)

Had a wash – a cold one.  The shower wasn’t working, so I had to pour cold water over myself with a small jug.  Still, it sure woke me up.  Had a simple breakfast of bread, margarine, and tea.  At around 1pm we left her secure compound and out onto the busy highway.  We strolled […]

East Africa Day 25 – Kenya (Nairobi)

East Africa Day 25 – Kenya (Nairobi)

Modern Coach bus to Nairobi – 9 hours, but in comfort.  Sat in VIP at the front – Ksh1,600 – well worth it!  Air-conditioned comfort. Met Shadia at the bus station – she had gone back to Nairobi a day earlier.  I was thankful to meet a friendly face.  It was getting dark and I […]

East Africa Day 23+24 – Kenya (Mombasa)

East Africa Day 23+24 – Kenya (Mombasa)

Woke and had a lovely breakfast in the colonial splendor of the restaurant, overlooking the busy Moi Avenue.  I had lots of tea, and bought a newspaper.  Reading the paper, I realized what a chaotic, disorderly and lawless country Kenya can be in certain places, especially rural Kenya.  Stories of cattle rustling, tribal wars, police […]

East Africa Day 21+22 – Uganda and Kenya (Jinja – Mombasa)

East Africa Day 21+22 – Uganda and Kenya (Jinja – Mombasa)

Breakfast, then feeling restless.  Must be time to leave Jinja then.  I thought about Abama Coach.  Already left.  I thought about flying there.  Too expensive and inconvenient.  I got a boda-boda into town to the Flavour coffee shop to think about my options.  Luckily, we drove past the coffee shop, so I got the driver […]

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