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Winter In Nairobi!

When night comes I beat myself up. What was I thinking? Why didn't I ask questions? What will I do now? Yes they told me Kenya is cold but I thought how cold can it be jare? Is it not inside africa?

Boy, was I wrong!

LOL, no it's not winter but it might as well be. After all at the lounge of my lodge there's a poster that reads: How To Dress For Winter. 

It's so cold that I'm yet to see an office, home and even hotel with an AC or fan. My room actually has no fan or air conditioning yet it comes with a very heavy duvet that I clutch tightly at night, and yet still wake up with a cold in the morning. 

It's that cold!

But I hear it's even gotten warm now, I hear July and August are frighteningly icy. I thank my God I wasn't here then because even this is too much for me...

The last few days have been a whirlwind of events, lows and highs, confusion and clarity, frustration and relief and ultimately, joy. I've been trying to settle into my new home and I think I've only just been able to do that. 

Coming here, I wasn't sure what to expect but I wasn't quite expecting this. I wasn't expecting to realize that Nigeria is sooooooo far behind, and no that's not because even the weather here is like obodo oyibo. Landing at the airport and driving through the city on the night I arrived, the sights and scenes, the city itself is somewhat reminiscent of Dubai. I don't know about the rest of the country but Nairobi is rather very advanced, which is probably why everything costs a fortune here. 

Last night while paying for a small bottle of water I literally felt a lump in my throat. Like, literally. I thought I was going to cry. A bottle as small as the small nestle water was costing me almost twice what the big nestle water would cost in lagos. 

Seriously, the country is expensive. In class today my lecturer, in an unguarded moment actually cursed at the government for taxing them very heavily. But then on the other hand, their government seems to be working. 

Then again, it could be that I'm shopping at the wrong places...

I've got classes through out the day, everyday of the week but I've got breaks in between so I won't be so out of touch with the blog and the world in general. 

Oh and btw, Happy Independence in arrears. Nigeria will be great again. Our country is still as rich and as blessed as it was in the good days and I believe that someday things will get better, even better than before. 

And I haven't relocated to Kenya, I'll just be here for a while. 

How are things with you?


  1. Nairobi is expensive, no thanks to the expats! I love the fact that their government seems to be working.

    Things are ridiculously cheap here and people wonder why workers are paid peanuts!
    Nigerian people wanting capitalistic lifestyle with a socialist input.

    1. Hehe, thanks for the insightful 2nd paragraph sir. Well said.

  2. Hollup hollup there Thelma...take it all the way back. When did you go to Kenya, what for, and for how long? Why didn't you gist us in advance? *vexing*. Start from the top abeg.

  3. Enjoy your stay T..As for me,an idiot bashed my car today and ran away but am thankful because I had the kids with me in the car and nothing serious happened..TNHW

    1. Thank God oh... Wetin person for talk.

      So Ibadan have silly drivers too huh

    2. Thanks dear..Once you see a driver in that silly micra,know that you have just sighted a potential mad man...TNHW

  4. woow T ... Thank God for journey mercies. ciao

  5. I am pleading on behalf of my love of coffee and tea.
    While coming back eh do well to bring enough packets of coffee and tea for me.
    Also some handmade beads.
    Thank you in advance

    I love liven alkaline coffee ... original flavour. I am stuck on it for now.

    1. LOL. When I was boarding there was this Caucasian guy beside me talking on the phone. He was telling his wife "We're boarding now, I can't wait to get back, yeah. Can't remember when last I had good coffee". I'm like the coffee in Kenya must be special...

  6. on that prayer for Nigeria. . I say a big Amen

  7. Wow! I wish u a happy stay in Kenya, and success to u on ur mission. But just gwan get beta sweaters inu?

  8. Was just about to ask if you had relocated. Would like to go to African countries for hols, hope the tickets will not make me rob a bank. Enjoy your stay. Regards, Tee

  9. T beibe and her signature hair style.. Enjoy your stay dear.

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    1. You cannot even be taking somebody on some of these your trips self 😒

  11. Thelma we should meet! Welcome to Kenya. I'm surprised you find it expensive lol. I really hope to see you before your visit is over.

  12. Best of wishes my dear... Have fun while at it.

  13. Have fun Tee baby! Wishing you the very best

  14. Have fun and bring sonething for us oh. We want Kenyan giveaway oh...

  15. Wait a minute this makes no sense whatsoever.When I check per capita income it tells me Nigeria is ahead of Kenya but yet somehow this Nigerian says Nairebi is more advanced? Wait till this Latino hits the ground for my upcoming internship at UNEP and we'll see.

  16. Happy reading T.....success and Amen to your prayer.


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