Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nairobi

It is that time of the month, when it is time to pack ones bags and head off to Nairobi for the monthly meeting.
To be honest with you, I do not have much time to roam around and discover the city. The only view I get is from the car, driving from Kenyatta airport to our office. I love the climate in Kenya and the lush, green surroundings. Especially when you live in a dry place like Dubai. I am planning a safari trip one day with the kids as well as a trip down to Mombasa.
I would like to see the Karen Blixen museum and would love to see something else than the UN complex in Gigiri or the Westgate mall in Westlands. But one should not complain. I enjoy my visits here and we also try to get out and do the most of our stay.
Since the power has been off since early this morning, we had no other option than to visit excellent Cafe Brasserie at the Village Market for breakfast. While I enjoyed "Eggs Benedicts" with hollandaise sauce and parmesan cheese, my colleagues chose omelet with mushrooms and a Mediterranean salad. The Cafe never disappoints you, neither the service nor the food.
The highlight of the day was definitely when our Boss decided to take us to one of Nairobi's best restaurants, "The Lord Erroll". The restaurant is located in a wonderful residential area called Runda, with plenty of beautiful mansions (yes, mansions!) all around, hiding behind lush gardens and barb wired walls. We sat on the veranda, overlooking a beautiful garden with a small pond and a water fall in the background. The food was excellent and very nicely presented. The restaurant often hosts various functions for the UN and last week, the Turkish president apparently enjoyed lunch here!
There was still no power when we got back to the office, so I decided to take a nap. The plan for the evening is to get a taxi to Westlands, the area where "it all happens" and visit our favourite bar, "Gypsies". I realize that there are probably classier bars than "Gypsies", but I like the place and we always had a great time there.

The very delicate Thai soup we had as a starter
 

7 comments:

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    1. Ingen trip till Mogadishu men kanske i januari samt en liten avstickare till Juba!

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  2. Spännande! Maken njuter av Dubai och skickar en massa trista bilder ;) De har varit till Dubai Mall, någon strand samt cheesecake factory. Idag skulle de till Atlantis ;) Han sa att jag skulle gilla Dubai och det tror jag också :) Ha det så jättabra! Kram

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    1. Nasta gang far du se till att folja med sa vi kan traffas! Dubai ar ett haftigt stalle, lite som Disney Land i oknen! Kram!

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  3. Å det låter otroligt exotiskt!!! :-)

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    1. Det ar harligt att vara har igen, gonskan och regnet ar nagot jag saknar i Dubai.
      Kram!

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  4. Whao! härligt! Vill också ha lite värme.

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