Weâ€™ve been in Nairobi for a few days now. Not too much to say but wanted to put in our first post from abroad.
Arrival was fascinating – or at least Paul was fascinated by the baggage carousels and the single luggage scanner for an entire 747 full of luggage!
We are staying at Dan and Pilarâ€™s house in the north west of the City, just outside the suburb of Westlands. Itâ€™s green, quiet and leafy and generally very nice! Weâ€™re writing this from an internet cafe about 10mins drive from their house, and getting here was our first â€œadventureâ€, driving on our own in Danâ€™s 4Ã—4. We have already met lots of Dan and Pilarâ€™s friends (BBQ in the garden, and a meal out to a great North African restaurant).
Everything here certainly seems to happen at a different pace, and it is a bit of a culture shock (not in a bad way). the markets have been fun – lots of bartering – though Pilar had to help out with this at first – thanks Pilar! Also the first time we have ever seen people playing pool under some trees by the side of a market!
Tomorrow we set off on safari for 4 days, which should hopefully be amazing! And this afternoon we are going down to Karen to see giraffes.
Weâ€™ll post again soon hopefully.