Being caged in during our first visit to Nairobi

Trip Start Jun 04, 2009
Trip End Aug 31, 2011

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ok so we arrived late in the evening in the capital city called Nairobi nicknamed "Nairobbery." I was so relieved to find out there was a television in my room so I did the math and found out the 1st NBA finals game would be on at 5am in Nairobi, I soon found out they only received two channels therefore unable to watch the much anticipated matchup between the Lakers and Magic. I was sad to find out months later that the Lakers won. Anyways we only spent a few days there just to fill out more Peace Corps documents. We were not allowed to leave the compound because we are treated like we are five. On the last night I was able to venture around the compound and within the viscinity there was also a small living community. I managed to find some youth playing basketball and asked if I could play. I will describe more with the pictures. So after our time was up in Nairobi we started our crazy trip by mini bus down to Loitokitok. You need to experience traveling in Kenya for yourself, just imagine the worst possible conditions possible. Without any stops it took us about 7 1/2 hours to arrive in Loitokitok which is 150 miles away. Imagine taking a bus on a dirtbike track is the closest example I can think of.
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jmedrano on

Glad to finally hear from you!

I'm really excited to read all about your adventure! I'm glad you are well and somewhat enjoying yourself. I was also SUPER sad to see the lakers win.

Stay Safe,

Jen aka Betty Ruble.

cwagner on

Mitchell, the picture of you playing basketball with the Kenyan kids in a full suit is outstanding. I can only imagine. I'm leaving on my trip in two days and will be in Morocco, Ghana, and South Africa shortly. If you can make it to any of those places, let me know!

klattj33 on

I'm proud of you brother! I'm glad you are having a good time!

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