Category: Kenya

  • Where I Slept: Moyale, Kenya

    Moyale, Kenya | 4 May, 2007 | $2.26 (my share of a 2-bed room) While in Addis I met someone who wanted to travel together along the long, rough overland route to Ethiopia. Folks, don’t do it! It is not worth the hassle and discomfort unless you have your own car. If I could go […]

  • Me-go Mix: Track 8

    Me-go Mix: Track 8 “Wanaume Mabinti” — Lady JayDee To download using Windows “right click” and save to disk. Mac users, you know what to do. At the end of my trip I wanted to buy some music that reminded me of my time in Eastern Africa. A lot of the music heard around town […]

  • East Africa Loop

    A lot has happened since my last post. My seven days in Nairobi were all about getting money, eating food and booking a flight home. I spent the entire time scouring websites and travel agencies to find a cheap flight home. From Africa, I was considering anything under $1,000 cheap. Trouble is it’s high season […]

  • Nairobi Bombing

    We’re just hearing that there was a suicide bomb at The Hilton downtown in Nairobi. It was at 8am and you know I was sitting here, 3 kilometers away, eating a mango pancake. No worries. I’m heading out to talk to an Apple repairman on the ther side of the city. By taxi. Please don’t […]

  • Sorting Out the Details in Nairobi

    Since I’ve returned back from Madagascar last Wednesday I’ve had a lot going on. Although I haven’t been out on safari or sightseeing at all I’ve been really preoccupied. First of all, the customs officer at the airport gave me only two days on my transit visa. I’ve been buying seven day transit visas in […]

  • Two Day Transit

    After waking up at 3:30 this morning to make my flight from Tana I’ve arrived in Nairobi. Unfortunately, the visa I was given is only for two days. I asked for a 7-day transit visa so this may be some sort of ploy to get more money. Tomorrow I’ll have to go down to the […]

  • Nairobi for a Day or Two

    Well, folks it’s time. Tomorrow morning I fly to Madagascar. After some frantic emailing with Air Madagascar’s office in Nairobi I finally got a confirmed reservation when I checked my email in Moyale before crossing the border to Kenya. I spent the night on the Kenyan side and was ready to get to Nairobi the […]