Hi lovely readers! Guess what! Today is the day that I start sharing my Kenya photos and stories. I'm sorry for holding off for so long--but I hope it was worth the wait!
Today I'll give a little bit of info about the flight & my friend Syano's house and family.
Since we flew with Swiss Air, we had a stopover in Zurich. Going from one terminal to the next, we had to go through security (damn overly safe Switzerland... no, I take that back--I actually love Switzerland), and security took my fresh squeezed orange juice and newly purchased water bottle. Lame.
Anyway, the flight from Zurich to Nairobi in the daylight was amazing.
Just after taking off, we flew over the beautiful Alps.
This is our first look at Africa!!! It was such a cool feeling to see the Mediterranean edge up against a continent we were about to experience for the first time.
After hours of boring desert, we finally saw fertile land. We new we were getting close.
After wandering the airport for a while (Syano & his sister Mueni were stuck in traffic), we jumped in the car and drove through town at night (so we didn't get to see much yet). We arrived at his house, met his parents, and ate some fabulous food.
His mom is an attorney who runs her own law firm that works especially with child-related cases (e.g. adoption) and that is run without the huge competitive pressures usually put on lawyers in their first years. His dad is a Member of Parliament who used to be the country's church leader and spoke out against the way the country's politics were run. As an MP, he is now slowly making progress in making changes. He has a wonderful family that we were lucky to have as our hosts.
Their staff member Chalo was also a very nice guy. He sliced us fresh pineapple in the mornings and made some of the best dinners I've ever eaten. And he was good company in the mornings when Syano's family was at work and the boys were still asleep.
Their house and neighborhood were incredible, too.
There was even a pool in their complex.
We tried to take advantage of the warm weather & pool as much as possible.
Well, darlings, that's all for now. I'll be back next (Travel) Thursday with more about Kenya.