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Archive - 2012

Visiting Nairobi National Museum to Revisit Kenyan History

Najwa enjoying the morning sun I’ve always read books about African history. Books about the continent, individual countries, individual individuals and anything else about how Africans got to where they are today. Naturally, a lot of the books focused on colonialism, the civil wars that broke out after independence, the “Big...

Car Wash in Kenya

Kenyan Version of a Car Wash

Because a lot [if not most] of the roads outside of Nairobi are dirt roads, even a short burst of rain can be devastating. While in Kitui it rained a little, but enough to turn the roads into pure 100% Kenyan mud. The car we were riding in was caked in mud. The morning after we returned, mzee and I took it to the car wash. But in Kenya a...

The Grand Tour of Kenya’s Capital City — Nairobi

Just as Hollywood has done an amazing job convincing the world that all of us in America are rich [except the blacks who all live in the ghetto — except Oprah Winfrey], Hollywood has also convinced a lot of Americans that all Africans live in a country called Africa. And they’re all poorer than the blacks living in the ghetto. Of...

Our First Full Day In Mombasa — Old Town and Fort Jesus

Never in my life did I think I’d be at a beach during the holidays. But since Kenya straddles the equator, winter in America is summer in Kenya. Instead of near freezing temperatures, we were being scorched in 90 degree heat with enough humidity to make showering moot once you stepped out. Severin Sea Lodge, the resort where we...