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Thursday, June 24, 1999
Lamu to Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya:
Latitude: 1° 16' 49" South
Longitude: 36° 49' 7" East
Altitude: 27 feet
From Seattle: 10738 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Parkside Hotel

Today's Travel:
Country: Kenya
Regions: Coast, Nairobi
Route: Ferry: Lamu - Manda Island; Air Kenya Aviation Flight 442: Manda Island - Wilson Airport (Nairobi); Taxi: Wilson Airport - City Center
Start: Lamu
Stop 1. Manda Island
Stop 2. Wilson Airport, Nairobi
End:Nairobi, Kenya
Linear:294 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny / Overcast

Available Photos:

Dhows on waterfront Lamu, Kenya

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 805
Linear Dist: 147551
Countries Visited: 58
Regions Visited: 230
More stats...
Hotels: 249
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 117
Hostels: 217
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 3053

Journal Entry:
Didn't do much today. Packed, then spent the afternoon hanging out at the waterfront - drinking juice and talking with the dhow captains. At 2:30 caught the ferry over to Manda Island. I was the only person on the flight back to Nairobi, and this time it was in a big (well bigger) airplane - a twin engine Otter. The flight back was long and bumpy - the highlight was flying over Lamu at fairly low altitude. From Wilson Airport (Nairobi's small domestic airport) I caught a taxi through some of the worst traffic I've ever experienced to the same hotel. Because of the traffic I was too late to accomplish anything so I just checked in and walked across the street to Steers for a fast food diner.

After diner I worked on my journal and some email and packed so that I'm all ready for the flight to Uganda tomorrow. For some reason I'm exhausted so it was early to bed.

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

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