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Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

I was reminded of this great ‘advert’ for Kenya on the boards.  Make sure you have your volume on. Go to Kenya.

Nairobi Building Collapse

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

First the ‘I was just there’ feeling came with Kilimanjaro deaths and now I have it again with the central Nairobi building collapse today. I had commented to a few people about how dodgy the construction process seems to be there – building walls propped up with thin trees instead of metal – and now it looks as if one of those sites caved in.

Nairobi Hit or Miss: Tourist Reviews from Kenya

Monday, January 16th, 2006
Article will be up on BnA later on this week Nairobbery gets a bad rap from travellers who spend the majority of their time in Kenya's largest city trying to get out of it. However, it's not a bad place ... [Continue reading this entry]

Easy Foreign Languages to Learn: Swahili

Monday, December 26th, 2005
As an American with no foreign language skills whatsoever, I’ve found the meager amount of Swahili that I’ve picked up incredibly easy to learn. Many simple conversations are a series of greetings, based upon age and singular or plural forms. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Differences Between Kenya and Tanzania

Monday, December 26th, 2005
In my ignorance, I assumed that I would have a difficult time seeing differences between life in Kenya and Tanzania. However, even with my brief stays in only a few select areas, I’ve noticed some seperation. English skill: In Kenya, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Coca-Cola and the Power of Advertising in Kenya and Tanzania

Monday, December 26th, 2005
In my business classes in college, professors often brought up the power of Coca-Cola around the world. I’ve now witnessed it firsthand in eastern Africa. Things Coke does to make a name for itself: Make it cheaper than water: ... [Continue reading this entry]

Pictures I Wish I Could Have Taken: Kenya to Tanzania Overland

Monday, December 26th, 2005
On the shuttle bus, with things flying by at 60 miles per hour, it’s hard to get your camera out in time to take a picture. However, on a bus going 60 miles per hour, there’s nothing else to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Animals, Mobile Phones and Schooling in Kenya

Monday, December 26th, 2005
In Nairobi, I was able to have a few great conversations with Kenyans who gave me a crash course on life in the East African country. I picked up some cool tid-bits of info on lots of different topics. Animals: ... [Continue reading this entry]

Customs and Border Crossings in Tanzania and Kenya

Monday, December 26th, 2005
Entering foreign countries can be a fickle, time consuming process. I didn’t have many issues, but it’s also best to be prepared for difficult situations before you go. Air Arrival into Kenya: I arrived in Nairobi’s international airport via Amsterdam ... [Continue reading this entry]

Future of Tourism in Nairobi, Kenya

Monday, December 26th, 2005
In 1998 and 2002, embassy bombings occurred in Nairobi. Although al-Qaeda targeted embassies of western countries, the bombings killed mostly Kenyan citizens. According to people I spoke with from Brogibro Tours, tourism is still suffering. They claimed that the ... [Continue reading this entry]