Wednesday, March 07, 2007

nairobi...


nap time in the school of hard knocks.


more school kids...

not much time today kids.

arrived back in nairobi a few days back. i must admit it was with much trepidation. i started my "travel career" back whenever here. it was not a positive experience. those who know me know that i spent the first 4 days back then sequestered in my hotel room immobilized by fear.

my observations so far have confirmed a significant improvement in the security situation.

such an improvement, i ventured, on a tour, to one of the ginormous shanty towns that surround nairobi.

local tradition has it that tourists are scammed in downtown nairobi and shot in the slums.

well, it's not that bad...

it's a long and heart tugging story that i will write, at length, about later.

suffice to say, it's a must do tour when in nairobi. a full on, in your face experience.

will be in nairobi for a few more days getting ready for the biggest road trip so far.

5 comments:

dean said...

Hey Al! That photo of the kids napping is amazing! I'm back and ready to read more exciting stories...

bubba said...

dean, u r back already? get outta town, eh.

Wasta said...

Like the photos! From a professional poit of view, it looks hard teaching there. Do they have any resources? (I guess they do at least have a roof over their heads.)

bubba said...

wasta, they ain't got any resources other than the air they breath (ok they have a blackboard). that ain't sayin much cause the stench from the open sewer is gawd awful.

Wasta said...

I could have guessed as much! And we think we have it hard....