Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Also affectionately known as Nairobbery. Nairobi has surprised me with how modern parts of the city appear to be. There are nice shiny buildings and sidewalks! What a concept. The parts of Dar that we saw were fairly run down and a little more chaotic. Nairobi is full of contrasts though as you'll see nicely built condos and just right beside it, you see massive shanty towns. It would be a little odd to live in these condos as your view would be a constant reminder of the poverty that still exists here.

It doesn't seem as bad in Nairobi as everyone has made it sound. You just have to be smart and not bring anything of value out with you. No bag, definitely no camera, not even a watch if you can help it.

While we were there, we also went to an infamous restaurant in the area called Carnivore. Aptly titled as it specialized in game meats. We got the meat platter which consisted of Ostrich, Crocodile, Camel and we got some beef as well. Everyone had raved about Ostrich meat which turned out to be quite decent. Crocodile was like a fish steak which didn't appeal to me so much and Camel was just terrible. It was dry and a little too gamey for me. That was more than enough meat to last me for a while but good to try.


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