Contrasts

This is a country of contrasts. Turning off the ‘Nairobi super highway’ onto ordinary roads which may or may be tarmacked, you need to watch out for potholes lest they wreck your suspension. Minibuses known as matatu provide local transport. Passengers are packed in like sardines, often hanging out of the open door is the … More Contrasts

Arrival day!

Jambo. Good morning Thika. Arriving in Calcutta many years ago, I remember breathing in lungfulls of stifling, hot, humid air and being confronted with an array of different smells that announced India.  Arriving in Thika late last night it was the array of sounds rather than smells that told me ‘this is Africa’. Thika lies … More Arrival day!