Today I’m flying back to the UK for a month to catch up with friends, family and some clients I’ve been working with.
The date on the plane ticket is a year to the day from when I took a flight in the opposite direction and touched down in East Africa for the first time and so it therefore feels like an apt time to reflect on the last 12 months, and take stock of what’s been going on.
I’ve spent the last few days living in a village in Western Kenya.
It’s been an excellent experience that’s not only opened up what’s happening in another part of the country, but also reminded me of some concepts I’ve been reading about recently.
In a slight detour from the East Africa Business journey, I’m updating this week with what I got up to over the festive period.
Continuing the tradition of ostensibly treating all forms of travel as being the search for a decent profile picture, this is an evaluation of how the Western part of Canada fares.
It’s broken it down into various aspects of the culture I interacted with for those also interested in finding a beaut pic there.
In writing a blog post each week about what I learn around East Africa, I invariably keep notes on little things that I see/hear.
Not all of these fit in with a particular topic and so have (until now) remained unpublished.
As I close in on evaluating the different countries, this post is an aggregate of the bits which have “fallen between the gaps”. Expect to learn about facial expressions, mosquito preferences and Japanese horoscopes…
This post is the last country profile that I’ll be doing for now as I close in on my evaluation of East Africa.
It covers some of the different aspects of Tanzania, such as its size, history, and whether it can indeed be considered as being in East Africa…
Safari means “to travel” in Swahili and has evolved into more or less anything where you move around to look at animals. It is a prime activity in our search for a Decent Profile Pic.
Kenya is one of the international hotspots for going on safari and yet despite being here for a month I didn’t undertake such a trip.
I did, however, manage a few other DPP-related activities which this post is all about.
This is a post that gives some background on the country of Kenya, the third of my trip across East Africa, and described by many as the most developed in the region.
In this, we cover some of the fundamentals of what Kenya is all about.
Continuing from our introduction into Uganda, this post is looking at some of the other elements about the country that I’ve observed and found myself compelled to research.
It covers things such as religion, demographics, and street food.
As I continue my trip across the East Africa region I thought I would do a bit of research about the second country I’m visiting, along with some of my initial impressions of the place.
On Sunday morning I collected my bus ticket (£10) from the Kigali terminal and took an aisle seat near the front for an 8am departure.
As I’ve documented previously, Rwanda is hilly, and so as we headed up the country there were many windy bits for the bus to sway from side to side. It was weirdly satisfying to see everyone’s legs swing left and right in sync as we negotiated some particularly sharp corners.