One Month In

Things I have loved in my first month in Kenya:

  • Hearing music everywhere you go whether it be a radio or music form a church you can overhear
  • Getting to see fireworks from my new porch for a Trade Show going on this week
  • Everyone all dressed up on Sunday from going to church
  • The smell of burning trash – Yes, I know this is an odd thing to like the smell of…
  • Learning basic Swahili
  • Chipati – Like naan but thinner, more greasy, and all in all not healthy
  • Jacararunda trees – Beautiful purple trees
  • Buying fruits and vegetables from the “farmers market” aka the lady on the side of the road (bananas are 15 cents each)
  • Sweet bananas – little baby bananas that are about 3 bites
  • Buying fresh avocados for 30 cents
  • The track I found up the road where people wear the oddest things to walk/run in
  • Africa Yoga Project – Great organization that empowers young people in Kenyan slums through yoga, creating a community and mentorship to help create jobs). I went to their free 2 hour yoga class on Saturday along with 200 other people. It was very moving and great energy.  Check out their website here:
  • Good Indian food – there is a huge Indian population here in Kenya and I found a really great restaurant with pretty good wine too (In general, wine in Nairobi has been fairly disappointing…)

I found a new apartment this week!  I am living with a couple who have been living here for 6 months.  The women is from Honduras and the man is from Australia. They are both super friendly and welcoming to have me in their lovely apartment. There is a ton of space and I love a lovely room situated so that the sun comes peering in first thing in the morning

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One thought on “One Month In

  1. Congrats on your new phone!! I love reading your posts and can’t wait to here more! Maybe I can ship you a bottle of wine from the states 🙂


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