The traffic is Nairobi is something else. The day we arrived we were stuck in a horrible traffic jam from the airport. I have experienced traffic jams before but this one was something else. I also had a bit of drama in Kenya as I searched for a hospital where I could get a yellow fever shot because South Africa requires it and would not allow me to enter with out it. At one hospital I was told I had to wait for 10 people because the vaccine was dispatched as a batch, I finally was able to get a shot on my 3rd day at Aga Khan hospital.
I really loved the hospitality we got in Kenya. They have this thing of giving you hotel towels before eating. I was pleasantly surprised when we checked in on the 1st night to find someone approaching with the warm towels and a drink at reception.
|Kenyatta University is where we were doing the training for YALI Fellows.|
|Do you see that color? The greenness in Kenya was good for the eye especially considering that in Southern Africa we are experiencing a drought. I was reminded how beautiful it can get when the rains are good.|
|Hope for tomorrow. That's the Swahili words I remember :).|
Ghana was hot and humid. As we got off the plane I was hit with a wave of hot and humid air. There were no traffic jam incidences here. To my delight our hotel was right next to the beach. On entering the hotel to check in we were greeted by cool air - thanks to the good air conditioning. Inside all was well it was only on going outside that one was met by the unbearable heat.
|Guess who I met whilst in Ghana???|
|Bono for the band U2!!! Of course I had to get a picture with him.|
|It was an honour to sit in the same room with 1 current president, several former presidents and many dignitaries.|
|Bono wasn't the only rock start present. The Grammy award winning Angelique Kidjo was present. This woman can sing and she is so full of energy. By the 2nd song she had people out of their seats dancing.|
|See what I mean - people on their feet. She is a natural perfomer.|
|Labadi Beach Hotel is where we stayed. It was a beautiful hotel. Loved it.|
|Also got a chance to laze around the pool...|
|And go to the beach which was just behind the hotel.|
|Love love love the beach. This one was a sandy beach, liked the feel of sand on my feet.|
|Look at those palm trees.|
|Taking pictures of my feet after the water had washed back into the sea.|
|I did a bit of writing on the sand but the sea was not willing to let it stay.|
|This guy was very persistent in offering a ride on his horse. He kept waiting and wiating willing me to change my mind. I took his picture instead.|
|After a long walk along the beach in the scrotching hot sun. I finially settled down on one of the deck chair for more relaxation.|
Ok that was the update on my Kenya and Ghana trips - two lovely countries. I am looking forward to doing more travels next year. Let's wait and see what the future holds.