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Spain wins 2010 World Cup; Jau is very unhappy, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Spain wins 2010 World Cup; Jau is very unhappy

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Made it back to Nairobi in time for the finale of the World Cup. Germany took 3rd place over Uruguay. Sunday the 11th brought the game everyone was waiting for. Spain was taking on the Netherlands in the final. I felt like I had already won since these ...

The Big Five, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

The Big Five

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Thursday morning I was up bright and early for my adventure to the Masai Mara National Park. Eventually my safari vehicle picked me up right outside the apartments gate (good service) and I was off. We had a good group going, it was myself and two ...

The Accidental Robbery, Naivasha, Kenya travel blog

The Accidental Robbery

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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The day did not start well. Breakfast and all that was fine but once we got on the road things took a turn for the worse. We passed two horrendous car accidents that caused some major traffic jams within the first two hours on the road. We made it in to ...

Karen is NOT Nairobi, Karen, Kenya travel blog

Karen is NOT Nairobi

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Like I mentioned in my previous blog, it was a very early start. We drove through the bottom of the great rift valley and dropped Team Australia and Team Netherlands off so they could go to the Masai Mara in a safari vehicle for a different adventure. ...

Nairobi to Arusha - Welcome to Tanzania!, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Nairobi to Arusha - Welcome to Tanzania!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Arriving in Nairobi it looks like quite a modern city. The first thing I noticed were no boda bodas - how the hell were people meant to get around? Taxis! I took my complementary breakfast with the bus company - Chips, eggs, fried battered sausage and ...

So long Southern and East Africa!, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

So long Southern and East Africa!

A travel blog entry by edamame

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Nairobi, Kenya marks the end of the road for our 8-week trip through southern and east Africa. Crossing over from Tanzania was a little sad because we knew we would have to say goodbye to the friends we made on the overland safari, but we're excited ...

Goat soup & the stoic baboon, Nakuru, Kenya travel blog

Goat soup & the stoic baboon

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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We left Saturday morning for a weekend trip to Nakuru. I was finally leaving the big city of Nairobi behind and seeing some of the African countryside and some of the real African magic I had been expecting. Not long after leaving Nairobi, we stopped at ...

Zanzibar days.....Ticket madness, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania via Zanzibar to Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Zanzibar days.....Ticket madness

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... We had a long but uneventful bus ride to Mombassa the following day, the main highlight was a friendly immigration bloke on the Kenya border and the ferry across to Mombassa... We shared the bus with some North London Kenyan/Indians who reminded us of ...

Nairobi Airport overnight, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Nairobi Airport overnight

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Enjoyed the most beautiful full moon rise from the plane on our approach to Amsterdam. And then while attempting to board the plane to Nairobi I endured the most satisfying physical frisking of my life!  Overall, I think Amsterdam will be a place ...

Don't Tell My Mom We Were in the Congo, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Don't Tell My Mom We Were in the Congo

A travel blog entry by jmo

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Leaving Tanzania we drove across the border into the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. Nairobi, often referred to as "Nairobbery," is known for its rampant street crime. Despite thinking of myself as pretty street smart after working in the Bronx for three ...

Kenya Believe We're in Africa? Safari- Part 1, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Kenya Believe We're in Africa? Safari- Part 1

A travel blog entry by chrisandlara

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... to all of you who have hosted, supported and taken care of us on our journey, but we digress.... So...our first weekend in Kenya began with a group of Dagmar's friends meeting us at her place where we loaded their 4WD SUVs for the trip to the south ...

Tapdancing rats, Kakamega, Kenya travel blog

Tapdancing rats

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Day the Twenty-third - in which Stef gets The Rage, we travel in comfort by bus and rodents provide the evening entertainment. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Predictably, woke up at the crack of dawn.  Stef discovered that his bag had been rootled through, and on ...

Butterflies and 'that bucket', Kakamega, Kenya travel blog

Butterflies and 'that bucket'

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... The rainforest is primary, a relic of the swathe that used to cover this latitude from DRC, through Uganda to Kenya. It is beautiful - full of forest sounds and flowers. The tracks were narrow, wending between giant hardwoods, but ...

Carnivores?- Protein Overload, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Carnivores?- Protein Overload

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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Sage Words: "Your true traveller finds boredom rather more agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure." -Aldous Huxley - ...

I felt the rains down in Africa..., Mombasa, Kenya travel blog

I felt the rains down in Africa...

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... have a bit of trepidation? We are happy to report that so far, it is nothing like we expected. Keeping in mind that Kenya is a developing nation; the town of Mombasa is pretty clean, orderly, and safe. The Kenyans we have encountered so far have been ...

Life at an Orphanage, Nakuru, Kenya travel blog

Life at an Orphanage

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... they see fit. The International Humanity Foundation's (IHF) funds come from donations, individual sponsorships and grants. While I am in Kenya, I would like to meet all the alumni that I have gotten to know through the alumni database. There seems ...

Arusha to Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Arusha to Nairobi

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... swanky Casino. We were both parched and famished so we avoided the gridlock chilled out at the casino, speaking to the locals about Kenya while waiting patiently for the buffet to open.  I had the concierge make a few calls for me to investigate the ...

Kikambala and Mombassa, Kikambala, Kenya travel blog

Kikambala and Mombassa

A travel blog entry by dcm

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Kikambala & Mombassa 30th December 2006 to 6th January 2007 Friday 29th Claus, the Danish seven-toed Jesus look alike, and the two American dykes Lee and Katia, met up with me in Kilifi late on Friday.  I had invited them to join me at ...

Endebess boda-bodas, Endebess, Kenya travel blog

Endebess boda-bodas

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... miss that. I like having time to myself, so being constantly watched and stuff can grate after a while. It's not so bad here in Kenya, though we are about to head up to Mt Elgon. Just having everyone crowding can be a bit tiring - we are from Britain ...

Lamu, Lamu, Kenya travel blog

Lamu

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... Somalian border, was to do a feasibility study into upgrading the cell phone tower and telecoms infrastructure for Safaricom, Kenya's primary mobile telecommunications operator.  We encountered several Somali dhows on the way, and even docked next to ...

Reflections on Africa, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Reflections on Africa

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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After a nice big pancake and fried egg sandwich breakfast (Nice one Ollie!) I walked into town and spent a bit of time exploring the small little area of Karen. Not that much to see to be honest and I found myself back at camp. Team Australia and I ...

Will's Bar and our night in prison, Eldoret, Kenya travel blog

Will's Bar and our night in prison

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... a main road, not helped by having large open air vent holes in the wall. Africans do like to use their horns! Leaving Kenya tomorrow! It's been ok, but nothing special. The food has been consistently awful. Still think you should stick to Tanzania, ...

Coming Down, Kilifi, Kenya travel blog

Coming Down

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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My flight from Addis to Nairobi was delayed an hour for transit passengers. Duty free shops are taxed. I called Margaret to tell her I'd be back that night. The flight was smooth once we got going. We flew straight down the Rift Valley, over Shashamane ...

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Quick stop in "El D"

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... " ... "mister you want a banana?" We had to wait getting Kenyan visas, but mine was no problem since I had already been in Kenya. I re-entered as a "Moonshiner" but they guy at customs clearly did not care. As we waited more kids kept pestering us, so I ...

More Work, Kilifi, Kenya travel blog

More Work

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Friday I woke and set off back to Kilifi to meet with Margaret and Peter once again to visit another group of farmers. I was late, but we were well recieved by the farmers when we arrived. It was fun riding on the back of the dirt bike through the ...

A Likkle D.J. Stylee, Malindi, Kenya travel blog

A Likkle D.J. Stylee

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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I left Kilifi in a matatu with a working tape player. I had heard about a big reggae show that was moving up the coast from Mombasa. I figured I could catch it in Malindi, on my way to Lamu. I arrived around mid-day and settled into town with some ugali ...

May a Hippo Never Take a Dump in your Pool, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

May a Hippo Never Take a Dump in your Pool

A travel blog entry by chrisandlara

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... all of the animals that had filled our childhood tales and imaginations. This trip surely did not disappoint. A couple of notes on Kenya: 1. Do not come to Nairobi and expect NOT to see people with rifles. They are there for your safety and ...

Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Kenya

A travel blog entry by paul

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Twice to Kenya. I will talk about it later. ...

Last Day in Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Last Day in Kenya

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... ) at a stylish lounge at the ABC Place, called "Mercury". I could not have imagined that such top-quality places existed in Kenya. Having been stuck in traffic, Henry was 45 minutes late. We shared a pitcher of sangria and talked about a random array of ...

More Coco, Kilifi, Kenya travel blog

More Coco

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... life and the ills of the world. She has many great resources I have yet to look into. It finally rained. A delegation of Kenyan ministers of parliament died in a plane crash on their way to calm tribal war in northern Kenya. Politics is ...

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