and a visit to Malu.
14.08.2009 - 16.08.2009
Sunday, August 16th:
What a weekend! After three days of school, it was time for some fun time! Job, a Kenyan music teacher at our school, and some of the newbies headed out for some classic Kenyan nightlife on Friday. We began at a delicious sushi place in our local mall, random I know, with rounds of sake and martinis.
From there we progressed over to Gypsy's. A local establishment with an amazing people-watching crowd. Highlights include dancing to Michael Jackson in the midst of a fog machine and Kenya's version of Hugh Hefner and all his African girlfriends. The crowd was a mixture of locals, expats, and creepy old men. We decided to mix it up a bit and headed over to Pizza Garden next. Being the only white people in the place didn't stop us from hitting up the dance floor! A random guy came over to our table to ask some of the ladies to dance, and I was sacrificed. Thanks a lot! Eventually the whole group joined us on the dance floor and partied the night away.
Today, a bunch of ladies (and one baby) made the 1.5 hour drive to Malu, a restaurant and scenic area with a thermal spa. The ride went quickly, until the last 11 kilometers which took us almost an hour! The road had so many rocks and bumps, and "speed humps" that we had to drive at a snail's pace. The lunch and lounging in the pool were worth the drive. So were the sights: more of the Great Rift, local animals and people, men on bikes, out of control matatus, and beautiful fauna. An exhausting but great day.