Published: October 29th 2008October 29th 2008
We had an easy trip, considering the length of the flights (over 20 hours) and the distance and time zones crossed...We were able to stretch out on the last flight from Amsterdam to Nairobi, and got some sleep!
All of our bags arrived with us, including the 85 pounds of books we are bringing for the library...
Flying out of Seattle, we headed north and flew over LaConner...I could see the islands off our beach and the Olympic Mountains and San Juans further out. We then followed part of Highway 20 east, and the views were beautiful...
Amsterdam was rainy and cold.
It is warm here in Nairobi, but pleasant. Our hotel is near a shopping center, where we will stock up on food that is harder to get up country. We will go to the museum later today.
I am trying to learn some Swahili, and bought a phrase book. Everyone has been so nice and helpful...and since I am wearing an Obama button, I have had several conversations about the elections...people are so very hopeful for his election.
There is such a mix of cultures here. Many Indian people, Chinese, and various African peoples.
A Maasai man walked by earlier in traditional clothing, with a man in western clothes.
All for now...I will add more photos later, so check back!
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