San Fran Day 1

Promptly upon arriving into SF, our priority was to get checked in at our hotel and get to the Ferry Building ASAP to explore the supposed foodie heaven for lunch. Our first stop was for some delicious cured meats made by Boccalone Salumeria. Among our sampling (and ordered from my most to least favorite) were: soppressata, …

Durham: a neat place (part 1)

Having been abandoned by my wife, I decided to abandon Ann Arbor for more easterly pastures. First and only stop on the itinerary: Durham, NC. Duham, I am sure, has a long and interesting history, of which I do not care and made no effort to discover. I did, however, attempt to consume mass quantities of food, drink, …

Wild Thing

Surprisingly, there is a national park with wild animals within Nairobi, its 6km from my hotel (7km from the city center). The park is opens to the plains in the south so wildlife are free to come and go. Side-note: On our drive to Garissa I saw many wild animals that I had anticipated only being able to …

Roadblock

On the way to Garissa last week we got stopped at a road block for an hour – others had been waiting much longer at the junction (see above picture, I’m not sure if you can make it out but armed police are standing by large plastic road blocks they pulled into the street that …

Assets

Since arriving in Kenya I’ve begun looking at animals differently than I do at home. Here animals are their savings,rather than putting money in the bank, they get a return on investment from their animals in that they continue to grow, and produce by-products such as milk, meat and eggs as well as offspring. However, that …