Sunday, August 21, 2011

East Africa Day 93 (Sun Aug 14): Coffee with Nila

Elien and Jan were up in the dark this AM and on their way to the airport. I went back to bed and slept for a few more hours. My second to last Sunday in East Africa – I had to leave the house, and make the most of my summer!

I made plans to meet up with Nila, to hang out one more time before I left. We met up near her apartment building, off of Ngong Road. She lives in a really nice residential area, behind/off of the main strip. I wouldn’t have known those quiet, winding roads were there if I hadn’t met up with her in her neighborhood. We walked down some backroads to reach the Yaya Centre. On our way up to the Food Court on the second floor, we ran into two of her friends – both young American women. One woman is flying back to the USA tomorrow, to start her second year of law school at Columbia. She was here for the summer doing a summer placement. The other woman is here on a more permanent basis. It was fun to meet them.

Nila and I found the food court. Nila ordered lunch, but since I’m avoiding eating out (possibly contaminated food that my body just can’t handle) I had hot tea:) Nila helped me plan my upcoming trip to the coast, and we just hung out and chatted. It was great to get to meet up with her again.

photo: Nila and I, taken inside of Yaya. Yep, western-style mall!

The sun was setting as we walked out of Yaya, so we parted ways there and headed for our respective homes. It turned out to be a beautiful day!

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