Maya’s Guide to Nairobi

A kind friend and colleague who lived in Nairobi for many years, and is a self-proclaimed foodie sent me a fantastic list of recommendations of things to do in Nairobi (and mostly great places to eat!)

Here is the full list of recommendations I received when I arrived in Nairobi, along with my additional comments and thoughts. It’s mostly a restaurant and eating-out guide, but with a few other things as well – in case any of you are in need of suggestions for things to do in Nairobi!

I bought a map and started marking out where things were in order to plan my culinary tour of the city!

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It IS a small world after all…

Actually it’s TINY.

Especially in the aid sector.

Especially if you’re in Nairobi.

As one colleague put it, everyone passes through Nairobi eventually.

But still, it’s a little bit insane. After a mere 2 weeks here I have bumped into no less than 7 former colleagues or friends who happened to be in or passing through Nairobi at the same time. It’s utter madness. Continue reading

Nairobi-bound

Well many of you will have seen how deeply in love I fell with Senegal on my recent work trip there. It’s stunningly gorgeous, and fun, laid-back, and relaxed. I could happily live there forever.

However, almost as soon as I arrived home, I barely had time to unpack, cuddle the cats, and get a new visa before I was headed for Nairobi, where I’ll be based for the next 5 weeks or so.

Here I am at the Kenyan Embassy collecting my visa…

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Can’t wait to go looking for giraffes! I bloody love them!