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The Travel Journal of Jacqui and Lars


Kenya - 23 January, 2001



Location Latitude Longitude Elevation

Travel Distance

Start Nairobi (Terminal Hotel) S0117.057' E03648.888' 1,010 m
Finish Nairobi (Dolat Hotel) S0117.057' E03648.888' 1,010 m -


21,496 km

576 km


Weather: Partly cloudy, sunny, and cool/warm.  Heavy rains in evening and night.  Cool at night.



Daily Journal Entry:

We sleep in this morning after 8 AM and meet up with the others after 9 AM.  We have decided to look for a cheaper hotel, so we split up.  Some go look at some other options, while Paolo and Lars go to try and get a tent fixed.  We meet up again around 11 AM and we have found another hotel at half the price.  We pack up our stuff, check out of the Terminal Hotel and walk over to the Dotal Hotel.  It is in a more lively part of town.


After checking in and dropping off our bags, we head out to the post office.  we want to see if we have gotten any mail sent to us at the Poste Restante.  we first go to what we believe is the main post office.  It is quite efficient and we collect two letters.  While we are there, we find out that they have completed the new main post office and that we have mail there.  One of our friends has a package, so we go and collect that.  But it involves a lot of paper.  In total, she has to go to seven people at seven different counters - everyone checking each others work!!!


We then wander up to the new main post office, which is in a very nice brand new building, and there we collect another two letters.  We then go have lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon at the internet cafe.  We all meet up at the hotel again, and then head out to see a movie.  This is our first movie in over 4 months and it is good fun.  We watch The Sixth Day and it is good fun.


When we come out of the theater, it is pouring down with rain.  After Jacqui calls her mother to wish her a happy Chinese New Year, we head over to an Italian restaurant , dashing across the street trying not to get too wet.  We have a very good dinner at Trattoria, and we hang out there waiting to see if the rain slows down.  It does not, so shortly before 11 AM we head out.  We decide to walk back in the rain.  We have a good laugh and fun as we run from cover to cover trying to avoid holes full of water.  We get drenched, but make it back to the hotel.


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