There’s one particular story about my Africa trip that I’ve been saving. I’ve described in previous posts my 3-day safari to the Maasai Mara – but I’ve not yet discussed the events of the final morning prior to our return to Nairobi. (If you’re just joining us, read this post for a recap of [...]
I have a confession to make: I spent all weekend at the office.
Well, technically AN office, not MY office. It’s a ritual that happens several times a year, run by different groups but always a familiar rhythm: groups of geeky folks organize themselves into teams and spend the entire day/weekend inside solving brainteasers and [...]
After our first day of pre-safari adventures, our next two days were full day game drives in the Maasai Mara game reserve. Each morning started quite early – usually up by 5:30 so that my colleague and I [...]
On our first day on safari, we discovered that the Masai Mara reserve had changed their policy so that it was impossible to pay for a partial safari day – and charges per person per day are $80, so a visit of a few hours wouldn’t be cost efficient. Thus, instead of starting directly with [...]
Video diary of our travel to and time in the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya:
Since I’m not a professional cinematographer or photographer, my goal on safari was largely to experience it myself, not to document it perfectly. I brought my relatively new point and shoot camera (Powershot ELPH 330). I love the [...]
After a full week at the iHub, we awakened early to meet our safari guides for our 5 hour drive to the Maasai Mara. The van we were to take was out front along with numerous other safari vehicles – the Norfolk is a very common starting point for safaris going back to the 1900s. [...]
One of the most striking things about Kenya was what a blend of the future and the past it represented in almost every location, all swirled up in one moment of technology and tradition.
The iHub was in a way a space out of time or place. The welcome mats read “There’s no place like [...]
The first thing many folks tell you when traveling to a “developing” country is about the water quality. Specifically, to avoid the tap water at nearly all costs. This was my first experience in a country where that recommendation was active. Of course, this recommendation is far more impactful than just drinking bottled [...]
Kenyans are renowned for their sprinting abilities… in stark contrast to my own physical proclivities. But I did my own form of sprinting today, with a back to back day on the heels of a successful Thursday.
The first half of the day was brainstorming a plan for the iHub UX lab to become self-sustaining [...]
Kenya is most definitely a deeply multilingual community – though they’ve embraced English as a national language due to their colonial heritage, they still boast Swahili as the national language. Residents comfortably switch between the two when speaking with each other.
Most locals in the tourism industry will be happy to teach you a handful [...]
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