Saturday, August 20, 2011

Home again at last!

We're home again, after a two-day stay in Nairobi. Grant had meetings while I wandered around the Ya-Ya centre, mostly window-shopping. I wanted to spend more time in the bookshop, called Bookstop, browsing through their used-books section, but the shop was being renovated and the electricians, their ladders and huge rolls of cables were parked in front of these shelves when I visited. Needless to say, I didn't get to do any browsing.

We stayed at the Ya-Ya apartments next door which was very convenient for me; the flats are well-equipped, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. This is the third time we've stayed in these apartments but the first time we stayed in a one with two levels. I just had to post a photo of the staircase which leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom. It's even trickier than it looks, especially coming down!

I love this forest of fever trees lining a part of the highway, on both sides, between Nairobi and Nakuru

Almost home. The last few kilometers before camp. Always a welcome sight after the 27km long bone-jarring dirt road into the valley

It's so good to be home. No traffic, no billboards lights flicking on the bedroom curtain and no noisy late-night diners.

I hope you're all having a great weekend.




  1. I love the spiral staircase in the photo, although I can imagine it's not as easy to negotiate as regular stairs.
    Glad you're home safely.

  2. Now that is the most comfortable motorbike I have ever seen! Isn't it nice to go to town and even nicer to come home again?
    I love your dirt road, just lie a lot of ours in more remote areas.
    A pity about you missing out on your treat of browsing and grazing and gobbling up a few of those wonderful old books.

  3. Glad you made it home safely. It is always so nice to get home after being away. I just made it home last night myself. Hugs. xx

  4. After a big town it's always nice to be home where it's quiet and calm.
    I take my visitors around and we have a lot of fun, even the weather is nice !

  5. Welcom home Jo - yes, it's always great to get back to peace and quiet - after one hour in our capital Windhoek I start to get ratty (I think it's the taxi drivers) and usually end up with a splitting headache ...

    I love that staicase but yes, it looks like it could be quite tricky ...

  6. Hi Jo, glad you are safely home. The spiral staircase is lovely and the trees along the highway are pretty. Wonderful photos. Have a great weekend.

  7. Welcome Home Jo!
    Love those stairs too...And Fever Trees! Never knew what they were called but I LOVE the look of them!

  8. I've had a super busy week again, so only managing to fit in a bit of blog reading after sunset most days. The scenery is always amazing, Jo. We, too, love fever trees!! The staircase looked very attractive.


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