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Nairobi and the Road to Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa - 1st November 2010

It's the first couple of days of Nosher and Isobel's delayed honeymoon in Kenya. After the almost-nine-hour flight to Nairobi, we hang out for a bit and explore the immediate vicinity of the "Kenya Comfort Hotel". The next day, it's straight on to the highway out of town to head towards the Maasai Mara, via Limuru Road and Red Hill Road, before turning off the B3 at Mai Mahui and heading along the Nyambururu-Kamirithu Highway to the heaving town of Narok.

next album: Maasai Mara Safari and a Maasai Village, Ololaimutia, Kenya - 5th November 2010
previous album: The Norwich Beer Festival, St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich, Norfolk - 27th October 2010

2010 Will and Tony drive us around Nairobi

Will and Tony drive us around Nairobi

2010 A semi-constructed building

A semi-constructed building

2010 Advertising hoardings

Advertising hoardings

2010 Purple blossom is everywhere

Purple blossom is everywhere

2010 The view from the Comfort Hotel

The view from the Comfort Hotel

2010 More purple blossom

More purple blossom

2010 Another view from the Kenya Comfort Hotel window

Another view from the Kenya Comfort Hotel window

2010 Buildings in various stages of disarray

Buildings in various stages of disarray

2010 Reflections in a hotel window

Reflections in a hotel window

2010 Isobel looks out over the city

Isobel looks out over the city

2010 Old and new buildings

Old and new buildings

2010 The back of a rooftop sign

The back of a rooftop sign

2010 More random buildings

More random buildings

2010 More haphazzard scaffolding

More haphazzard scaffolding

2010 Isobel on the hotel roof

Isobel on the hotel roof

2010 The rooftop sun deck

The rooftop sun deck

2010 Piles of rubble down below

Piles of rubble down below

2010 On Monrovia Street in Nairobi

On Monrovia Street in Nairobi

2010 The City Market, Off Loita Road, Nairobi

The City Market, Off Loita Road, Nairobi

2010 Nairobi market life

Nairobi market life

2010 A downtown market

A downtown market

2010 People mill around a Nairobi market

People mill around a Nairobi market

2010 A back alley behind the market

A back alley behind the market

2010 Monkeys have a fight

Monkeys have a fight

2010 Isobel in our hotel room

Isobel in our hotel room

2010 Street life

Street life

2010 Dinner with Tusker beer

Dinner with Tusker beer

2010 The 'Carnivore' restaurant on the outskirts of Nairobi

The 'Carnivore' restaurant on the outskirts of Nairobi

2010 Pots of condiments

Pots of condiments

2010 We forget it's Isobel's birthday, but Will tipped off the restaurant

We forget it's Isobel's birthday, but Will tipped off the restaurant

2010 We get a rendition of 'Jambo Bwana' from the staff

We get a rendition of 'Jambo Bwana' from the staff

2010 The Carnivor's barbeque pit

The Carnivor's barbeque pit

2010 The front of Carnivore restaurant

The front of Carnivore restaurant

2010 Pushing sack barrows on the street

Pushing sack barrows on the street

2010 'Titters Pub and Butchery' - an interesting combination

'Titters Pub and Butchery' - an interesting combination

2010 A public toilet, or Choo

A public toilet, or Choo

2010 Street scene

Street scene

2010 Strange little tricycles

Strange little tricycles

2010 A local market

A local market

2010 The streets of Nairobi

The streets of Nairobi

2010 Gravestones for sale, or 'the answer to problem stains'

Gravestones for sale, or 'the answer to problem stains'

2010 Some of the roads are hard going

Some of the roads are hard going

2010 A woman hauls along a load

A woman hauls along a load

2010 Amazing wooden carvings

Amazing wooden carvings

2010 More woodworking

More woodworking

2010 Woodworkers do their thing

Woodworkers do their thing

2010 The Rilele Africa art studio in Limuru Road

The Rilele Africa art studio in Limuru Road

2010 An interesting sort of car wash

An interesting sort of car wash

2010 Colourful art

Colourful art

2010 An armchair on the street

An armchair on the street

2010 A donkey and cart on Limuru Road

A donkey and cart on Limuru Road

2010 The Wa-Njeri General Shop, Ruaka

The Wa-Njeri General Shop, Ruaka

2010 Wanjoro Animal Feeds

Wanjoro Animal Feeds

2010 The Kabuku Full Gospel Church, Red Hill Road

The Kabuku Full Gospel Church, Red Hill Road

2010 A view over the Rift Valley

A view over the Rift Valley

2010 The White Rhino Curio shop on the top of a cliff

The White Rhino Curio shop on the top of a cliff

2010 Isobel roams around the van

Isobel roams around the van

2010 Will and Isobel talk about stuff

Will and Isobel talk about stuff

2010 A small café

A small café

2010 A woman by the café door

A woman by the café door

2010 Some sort of satellite ground station

Some sort of satellite ground station

2010 Inside the safari van

Inside the safari van

2010 A Maasai herds cows and goats

A Maasai herds cows and goats

2010 A watering hole

A watering hole

2010 Random old petrol pumps in the middle of nowhere

Random old petrol pumps in the middle of nowhere

2010 Donkey herding on the plains

Donkey herding on the plains

2010 Maasai cattle

Maasai cattle

2010 Cow herding

Cow herding

2010 Following a bus

Following a bus

2010 Wood for charcoal is sold by the roadside

Wood for charcoal is sold by the roadside

2010 In the town of Narok, another ancient petrol pump

In the town of Narok, another ancient petrol pump

2010 An old dude walks around

An old dude walks around

2010 Some dudes make furniture by the roadside

Some dudes make furniture by the roadside

2010 A wheelbarrow full of bananas

A wheelbarrow full of bananas

2010 Adverts for Biddy's Margarine

Adverts for Biddy's Margarine

2010 Dudes on a motorbike

Dudes on a motorbike

2010 Naibor Drycleane

Naibor Drycleane

2010 On the streets

On the streets

2010 A load of chairs outside

A load of chairs outside

2010 Everything you'd want in a hotel

Everything you'd want in a hotel

2010 The town of Narok

The town of Narok

2010 The heaving township of Narok

The heaving township of Narok

2010 A load of motorbikes

A load of motorbikes

2010 Down by the mosque and the Suzy Building

Down by the mosque and the Suzy Building

2010 Striding around Narok

Striding around Narok

2010 Outisde Narok, there's a welder and puncture repair specialist

Outisde Narok, there's a welder and puncture repair specialist

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Will and Tony drive us around Nairobi