Being caged in during our first visit to Nairobi
Jun 04, 2009
Aug 31, 2011
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.