A slightly strange series of events last week led me to be boarding a helicopter for the first time.
Near Lake Victoria was the funeral of a grandmother of a friend of a friend of a friend.
The middle friend in the chain was both willing and able to take the trip by helicopter and, because the grandmother had lived to be a 100, the day was seen more like a celebration.
Flying in a helicopter was, well, incredible.
It took ~75 minutes to get from Nairobi to the village near the Ugandan border and afforded some incredible views of Kenya.
The most striking was the diversity in the topography, and to see how humans were interacting with the landscape.
Below is a time-lapse video where you’ll see farmland, the Rift Valley, arid landscapes, a Lake, industrial flower farms, and a dormant volcano.
In other news…
I’ve been writing/ talking about Bitcoin recently. Not in any “I know what I’m talking about” way, but more getting to grips with how it works and what it means.
If interesting, you can look at:
- What Should I Know About… Bitcoin?
- Interview with BitPesa: blockchain technology for African currencies
The big question though is should one put money into these digital currencies right now. Hmmmm. Answers on a postcard please.
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