|This was taken today. I was so excited when we drove by that I asked the driver to turn around and go back. It just seemed like one of those moments you should capture.|
Sorry it’s been quiet this week online. Offline, I can assure you, has been anything but. However, it’s probably not that interesting to write each day about meetings, car rides, missed meals and water tanks, so I thought I’d bring you a recap towards the end of my trip (and before my free day with my co-workers this weekend before my flight, bound to be more interesting for you at least). I spent my first few days here in Nairobi – first an all-day staff retreat with our local office and then in some meetings with potential collaborators and my U.S. co-workers (funny you have to leave the office to actually get time to talk sometimes).
Afterwards, we headed back to the hotel and then out to a hotel (which seems to be interchangeable for restaurant and sleeping place in Kenya and India) called the White Rhino. It was interesting – my salad that was to come with cheese had pineapple in it’s place – and not really photo-worthy. It was, however, nice to have a meal together with all my colleagues (three from the U.S. and two from Kenya). After an evening of catching up on email, sleep and (finally for me) a hot shower, we woke up to head out to see a few more borrowers.
|The hillside of Nyeri, Kenya.|
After our visits, which took awhile due to the windy, bumpy dirt roads, we headed to our next destination – Meru, Kenya. On our way, as you can see at the top of this post, we stopped on the equator. I was a total nerd and took a million pictures. Now, I am sitting in my hotel room, waiting for the other car of my colleagues to arrive and then we’ll probably get some dinner. Thanks for stopping by!