Nairobi

Ode to Nairobi

Drizzly morning walks under Jacaranda trees. Lunch and laughter at Java. Bargaining and bustling at the second hand market. Bumpy matatu rides after a long, hot day. The smell of diesel fumes during the rush hour jam. Power blackouts and kerosene lamps. The prime time catch-up (when electricity’s back). Family, friends, and so much more. …

Nairobi

The “Welcome” Post: In Which I Call Nairobi as I See It

  The Nairobi Metropolitan Development ministry declares its objective for the city to all and sundry on its website: “to be a world class African metropolis.” While it reads a bit like a generic résumé opener, I believe it is a worthy and achievable goal, provided my understanding of its terms is correct. If by …