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Sunday, June 20, 1999
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya:
Latitude: 1° 16' 49" South
Longitude: 36° 49' 7" East
Altitude: 35 feet
From Seattle: 10738 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Parkside Hotel

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Today's Travel:
Country: Kenya
Region: Nairobi
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 801
Linear Dist: 147007
Countries Visited: 58
Regions Visited: 230
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Hotels: 245
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 117
Hostels: 217
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 3040
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Journal Entry:
Sunday = Slow day. Wandered around the streets at first looking for anyplace with internet access open, and then anyplace open. Was going to go out to the Langata Rothschild Giraffe Center but I couldn't find the matatu that went out to Langata and eventually decided I wasn't motivated enough.

Went to the market again - this time bought some things. Had to fight hard for a decent price but the slowness of Sunday helped. Ended up buying a couple alabaster globes, a soapstone jewelry box (something I really didn't need - but I didn't expect my price to be taken seriously), and three strings of Masai marriage beads - brilliant blue glass beads.

Spent the rest of the day reading. Over a soda, in the park, over pizza, over a couple beers, just reading. Just before dusk I walk down to the city center to the cinema to check on seeing a movie. The movies were all finished for the day so I decided to wander around a bit to see how the city changed. I didn't feel at all threatened, but it quickly became apparent that other people felt that I was and after the enough looks I hustled back to the hotel.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Nairobi
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Kenya
CIA World Fact Book: Kenya

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