Tuesday, November 14, 2006
All that you can't leave behind
When I was packing for Kenya, I was told to bring everything I thought I'd need, because there was a good chance I wouldn’t be able to find it here. As a result, I carried two very heavy bags through countless security checkpoints and have already unpacked in three different homes. But if there's one thing I've learned in the month we've been here, it's that you can buy anything and everything in Nairobi. Street vendors are on every corner, and on each major road dozens of vendors stand in the middle of the road waving merchandise at passing cars. There are dollar DVDs, fresh flowers, stylish sunglasses, handcrafted furniture, giant spears, and even bunnies. That's right, a group of guys sell bunnies, kittens, and puppies from a cardboard box in the middle of Ring Road. . .So, here’s a picture of me with my new pet. . .