Nairobi, Kenya. 4

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Y’all have heard of Maasai Market, right? Nah? Ok, lemme explain. 🙂

A long, long time ago, a group of Maasai women thought it would be a great idea to sell their art at the country’s business hub, Nairobi. So they set off with their hand-made artifacts, made their way to the city and started selling their items there.

Fast-forward to today. Maasai Market has grown enormously. It’s now a huge open air market that is held at different locations around the city. All depending on which day of the week it is.

Monday – There’s no market on Mondays.

TuesdayKijabe Street Park & Prestige Plaza.

WednesdayCapital Center.

ThursdayThe Junction Mall.

FridayThe Village Market.

SaturdayThe High Court parking.

SundayYaya Center.

Although the goods are no longer predominantly sold by the Maasai, there are still a wide variety of very beautiful, colourful, hand-made cultural arts and crafts to choose from. These include jewelery, paintings, clothes, textiles, shoes, sculptures, bags and a whole lot of other things.

Tip: These markets always target tourists therefore their prices are normally doubled or tripled. So you gotta haggle like a pro to avoid getting ripped off. Hear their price. Offer half of it. And then work on from there until both you and the seller settle on a price you are comfortable with.

Also, it’s always nice to engage them in conversations. You know, listen to their stories, find out if they actually made what they are selling…compliment their work. Just be nice. 🙂

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Always be kind,

Dee.

❤

Nairobi, Kenya. 3

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Hey ya loves! 🙂

On the day I was to leave for school, I decided to take a small tour of Nairobi. All these pictures are of the CBD. There’s so much you can do within the city. Like paddle boat at the Central Park (Uhuru Park). Or climb to the KICC helipad for the most gorgeous view of the city. All for a dollar or two! 🙂

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Also, this is what 25 shillings can get you in Nairobi. 🙂

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Always be kind.

Dee.

❤

Kiambu, Kenya. 1

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I’m seated on my bed as I write this. Very exhausted after a long day of classes and lectures. It’s 9pm. And I’m really looking forward to publishing this post. I get an unexplainable high off blogging. It just makes me happy. 🙂

Lemme tell you a lil something about today’s post.

A few weeks ago I visited Paradise Lost. It’s a private estate in the outskirts of Nairobi. It was my first time there. What drew me to it was the fact that it had a gorgeous waterfall and a small pretty lake within it. And caves. And horses.

It’s usually crowded over the weekends so I opted to visit on a Monday morning. There was hardly anyone there. And it was even prettier than I’d imagined.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

❤

Nairobi, Kenya. 1

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During my summer holiday, I, for the first time, visited the Giraffe Center in Nairobi. I took a bus there from the CBD and after alighting at my stop, I asked a lady who had also just alighted from the same bus for the directions to the Giraffe Center. Apparently she worked almost next door to the place. During the short walk there, we engaged in simple conversation and then she said to me, “Don’t tell me you’re going to Giraffe Center to see giraffes!”

What else would I be going there for, ma’am? 😮

See, the reason she said that is, most of the people who’ve been brought up in the city, like her I presume, have taken numerous trips to the place ever since they were in pre-school. Well, I wasn’t brought up in the city and was super excited about the idea of getting up close with these beautiful creatures! 🙂

That aside, I did enjoy my time there. Paid about 3 USD to get in, fed the giraffes, kissed a couple. I’d advise you to get there early morning though, since it gets kinda crowded later on.

Also, there are only about 8 giraffes, and only 4 were present during my visit. I wish there were more.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

❤