Day 2 in Nairobi!
Met an English guy so decided that maybe it would be safe to venture out.
I did not feel easy about walking around in Nairobi, and was constantly tugged!
After a few hours of walking we realised that yes, we were definitely lost. It took us hours to get back as people are very unhelpful and if they do decide to help you- you have to pay them!! It was interesting getting lost though, as we got to see the city. One minute we were on busy main streets with big western shops, but take a wrong turn and you find yourself in some dangerous situations. I was aware of the dangers though and managed to not get mugged!
We saw some amazing scaffolding- made completely out of small trees, at least 8 floors high. It was so amazingly put together, I wondered how no one fell off as the men jumped from platform to platform with no hand rails or ladders- brave people!
We heard that there is a meat market, so thought it would be interesting to check it out. I still think (smell) it to this day. One of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. Just blood, guts, heads lying everywhere. Nothing refrigerated- so the meat is off and probably full of diseases, but the people know no better and I guess there bodies are used to it! I can still smell it to this day and unfortunately associate it with Nairobi!
That night we were supposed to have a pre departure meeting before the truck takes us on our 45 day journey through 8 countries BUT, being africa, we were not told the correct information so found ourselves at the wrong hotel at the wrong time. So the saying is true: NO HURRY IN AFRICA!