Over the past seven days I have flown to Los Angeles to celebrate a 21st birthday, missed Mother’s Day for the second year in a row (whoops), moved Zaneta’s apartment belongings into storage, flown to Amsterdam, caught a connecting flight to Nairobi, and I now find myself in Africa!
I have now been in Nairobi, Kenya for three days and love it. The sky is blue, weather’s warm, the plants are vibrant, the driving is nutty and the Pereira family is wonderful!
To fill you in a bit, I am staying with a friend of mine, Zaneta, who goes to school is LA while her family lives in Kenya, so myself and Lauren (another friend) decided to tag along for the beginning of her summer at home!
Today’s tourist event was embracing the bartering madness that is the Maasai Market for a bit of souvenir shopping.
As you can see, color is not an area that is lacking. An area that is lacking in my confidence and I swear the vendors can smell it. Now if any of you readers know me personally, I am not one for confrontation. In fact, I am the self proclaimed worst barterer in the world. “Sister” and “student” became my new name and “hello” became my weakness when I would respond automatically, without realizing that led me into an apparent sale. After a while I learned it was best to keep my eyes on the ground and let Mrs. P lead the way, otherwise I got swarmed, literally.
On the bright side though, you better look out California, I am returning armed with gifts!