Nairobi - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Sense of being in a hurry. "No worries" is a lifestyle. - Dec 2018


Sense of urgency. - Dec 2018


Ideals on efficiency and western savior mentality. - Jun 2018


Fancy clothes and jewelry, winter clothing, expectations of a fair and just government, and need for solid infrastructure. - Jul 2016


winter clothes - Sep 2015


Sense of adventure - Aug 2015


heavy coats and boots, all winter gear. Seeds. American seeds often won't even sprout - get them here. Trust. Lying is commonplace; bribes are extorted at all levels, particularly by the police. - Jul 2015


Your expectations. This place will blow your mind. It is paradise. - May 2015


Fears of Africa. - Dec 2014


Fear of malaria unless you go to low lying areas. - Jun 2014


Winter clothes. - Jun 2014


Boots and winter gear. - Mar 2014


Impatience, low clearance vehicle. - Jul 2013


winter coat. - Jun 2013


Heavy winter coats. - Dec 2012


Driver's manual--there are no rules. - Aug 2012


Down coat and boots. - Dec 2011


Expectations of anything being efficient or of other drivers being polite. - Dec 2011


winter clothes. - Sep 2011


friends, it is too expensive to visit! Also, you do not need your coats or bikes. - Dec 2010


Expensive jewelry. - Dec 2009


weak stomach - you'll probably see a dead pedestrian before you leave. If you can't stand seeing very poor people, you don't belong here. The way to get around this is to help - there are lots of ways to do so, even just buying crafts at the embassy's craft fair where some of the groups help those with HIV, etc. - Jul 2009


Attitude about how messed up the country is. They know, complain about it but do nothing about it and get insulted if you mention it. - Jun 2008


Sense of freedom (brick walls, razor wire, and security guards every 20 feet tend to kill that off fairly quickly); air conditioner (it is always temperate here); and hopes that the potholes you keep driving through on your way to work will ever be repaired. - Feb 2008


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