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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 ...

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 ...

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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... point of view..)... we spent longer than we care to recall in this office before having to abandon the attempt until we reached Nairobi...to be continued... After our initial visit to the airline we went to the train station to try to get our train ...

Nairobi Airport overnight, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Nairobi Airport overnight

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... 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 I want to ...

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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... , all to ourselves - a private safari. Our first day was a long one of driving, as we drove north from Nairobi, in the shadow of Mount Kenya, to a private game reserve called Sweetwaters. After staying in $6-10 hotels in Asia, we had a bit of a shock as ...

Carnivores?- Protein Overload, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Carnivores?- Protein Overload

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... Arrive exhausted in Nairobi, eat meat, meet Kish (again..) get (long) bus to Kampala Uganda.... Nitty Gritty: Landed at Nairobi completely exhausted after a frantic last day in Colombo sending packages back to the UK, getting CDs cut of our photos ...

Arusha to Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Arusha to Nairobi

A travel blog entry by dcm

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KENYA Nairobi 10th - 11th January 2007 Wednesday 10th We arrived in Nairobi at the Upper hill Campsite at 01:00 (Nzioka, a friend of a friend, suggested the place when he declined our request to camp in his garden) and Claus was immediately ...

Reflections on Africa, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Reflections on Africa

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... of Karen. Not that much to see to be honest and I found myself back at camp. Team Australia and I eventually shared a taxi into Nairobi and finally I was back where it all began in early June for me. Everyone welcomed me back and it was good to see my ...

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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... 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 security at the ...

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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This week, I left Ivan's orphanage and moved to Nairobi for good. Anne had forgotten that there was construction work at her office today. So, she returned shortly after leaving for work. We made our way to the Yaya shopping center together. She had ...

Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Nairobi, Kenya

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... . These giraffe's were the rare Rothschild species, there are only a few hundred left in wild so it was a real privilege. Then to Nairobi National park , the only national park in the world in a city. Here they had an orphan animal Park where my guide ...

Black kite down, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Black kite down

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... (not to mention my parents'), I've jacked in the job again and hit the road. Africa seemed like a good place to go, and Nairobi a good place to start. The conversation with the taxi driver from the airport was the same as any other in the world: the ...

On Your Marks, Get Set......, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

On Your Marks, Get Set......

A travel blog entry by irax

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... someone that'd done the journey in the opposite direction with the same company, 15 hours he said. Therefore I'd be arriving in Nairobi in the dark, probably tired, with slightly over 1000 US Dollars stuffed into my money belt (for Ethiopia), worried? ...

Cold Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Cold Nairobi

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Day the Twenty-second - in which we mostly sleep and nothing of interest happens. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Got a taxi to the Nairobi Youth Hostel. Pretty pricey, especially as there was no hot water. Nairobi is overcast and chilly. Cold shower - brrrr! At ...

Making More Friends, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Making More Friends

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... and McDonald's don't exist here... Next, Fred the Driver dropped me off at the Turkish Embassy to the Northeast of Central Nairobi. Thought that a few more friends would not hurt. Celil Bey, the Third Counsel, was very welcoming. I told him about the ...

Gorillas and Gameparks, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Gorillas and Gameparks

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... away. However, a week later we were able to actually feed a hungry giraffe named Daisy at the Langata Giraffe Center outside Nairobi. These were only teasers to our best wildlife viewing day in the Masai Mara, a 15,000-square-kilometer nature reserve ...

Jomo Kenyatta, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Jomo Kenyatta

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... and my head fell during one of the most uncomfortable rides of my life. Nakuru was less developed and smaller than Nairobi, comparing the city centers. Streets were nasty and open sewage made itself visible once in a while. We took yet another ...

Recon to Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Recon to Kenya

A travel blog entry by paul

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... so I have to do the good thing very quickly." The first of these Antipodean reconnaisance I conducted was in Kenya. I had about three nights in Nairobi before heading off to climb Mt Kenya and one of the first things I did was visit the Australian ...

I don't like vuvuzelas, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

I don't like vuvuzelas

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... hours later. Still not used to this sort of stuff!! I've also found myself in a few awkward situations with the crazy driving in Nairobi. I somehow managed to end up being a passenger in a car driving down a part of the highway with a middle barrier. This ...

This is Africa!, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

This is Africa!

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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So after my long and arduous journey from Thailand I finally made it to Nairobi, Kenya. This is all very new to me. I had a bit of a scare at Jomo Kenyatta airport as my backpack took about two hours to show up at the baggage claim but eventually it ...

"In Transit" to Seychelles: Smells of Nairobi!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... 4 hours, because we were using an frequent flyer miles award ticket, the routing was roundabout and involved a 16-hour layover in Nairobi, Kenya. We didn't want to shell out another $100 each for entry visa just to take an expensive cab into downtown, ...

Africa Adventures, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Africa Adventures

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... many different animals that JoAnn began writing them down in her notepad, just so she wouldn't forget any. Before returning to Nairobi we stopped at Lake Naivasha again and saw thousands and thousands of pink flamingos along the waters edge. Next time ...

'Bus' through northern Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

'Bus' through northern Kenya

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... ~ Kakamega ~ Mt Elgon and the caves ~ Kenya Summary ~~~~~~~~ This is the account of our trip through Northern Kenya, from Moyale to Nairobi. It began the morning of yesterday, 28th June, and ended this morning [29th]. The rest of the events ...

Everybody now -

Everybody now - "Nairobbery!"

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Despite its reputation (Nairobbery), Nairobi's downtown was pleasantly clean, had some great cafes and restaurants, and was relatively hassle free.  I paid too much money for a hotel, but decided to treat myself after the previous few days.  I ...

Nairobi Has One Wack Airport, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Nairobi Has One Wack Airport

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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I arrived in Nairobi in the afternoon. It's an ugly airport, too. I figured I'd stay in the airport overnight since I was flying to Ethiopia the next day. Ironically, I had met an English woman, Candi, on the ferry to the Lamu airport who had the same ...

Nairobbery avoided, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Nairobbery avoided

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Coming soon . . ...

Into Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Into Nairobi

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... some umbrellas. The next morning we woke up (very) early - ready to be tourists! No chance for the budget traveller in Nairobi! Long distances, endless warnings of not being allowed to walk in certain areas, not much in the way of tourist transport mean ...

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