Views from the National Park, Nairobi Kenya

Normally, I’m not the kind of person that likes to hangout in an open public park, unless there’s wildlife to view. Like this one here. We have both conservative and recreational parks in Kenya, and surprisingly or not, I have never ever considered going to a recreational park. It is probably because there isn’t much to do there, besides boat rides and people watching, oh and cheap snacks. Other than that, not much.

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This Park however, is an animal conservancy kind of park, most of you would think of it as a zoo, but it is actually a park. Most often than not, people go here to view wildlife, chill on the benches and watch monkeys that blend in with humanity, or just go for photography purposes. This first image was however very striking and catchy, living in a city that was once almost drowning in garbabge, it’s great to see initiatives like this that strive to keep the environment clean.

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As you can tell, we are somewhat very in with the dry season. Like I am always mentioning, the sun out here feel like being in an oven from hell. I think the dust in this photo is a clear indication of what I mean with this. On normal days however, it is usually very green, the benches literally blend in with the grass.

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Isn’t this such a cool sculpture? Kids love to take photos on it. If you didn’t know, Kenya is one of those countries that is pleasantly blessed with the Big 5 wildlife in the world. And yes, Rhinos are among those.

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And so are buffalos. This was a baby buffalo. Normally, the adults are usually very agitated, to a point of charging and wanting to literally kill anyone on their way. This one however, was very calm and busy minding their business. If I didn’t know any better, I’d probably confuse it for a cow lol

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And of course it wouldn’t be a complete trip without a selfie right? 😀 Totally had fun with this!

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Guava Picking at the Garden This Morning…

I woke up on some positive vibes today!

Not sure what it is, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’s because my nephew just happened to drop by yesterday for a sleep over! Best Birthday Week Surprise Ever! Me and his little self have so much fun when he’s around, that is, when he’s not annoying the hell out of me by disarranging my room, my closet and eating all my snacks, tea is the other thing we fight about, we are total caffeine heads, and mark you, he’s barely 3.

I know what most of you probably are thinking, tea for a 3 year old? YES. That is what they have on this part of the world lol. I don’t know what it is, but for some reason they just don’t like milk/

Not to digress much, but today morning was quite smooth and fun. We spent the better part of the morning picking Guavas from the garden. Maybe you haven’t seen my guava vlogs in the past (recent one was last week), but we do have guava trees and they are currently ripening. Now the battle to harvest is between us and the birds, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say we totally won this round.

Just how I like them. Usually, when they are overly ripe, they are turn yellow and too soggy. I prefer mine crunchy and hard, just like this.

I guarantee you, it tasted as sweet as it looks, if not better. I would say we had a great run, picked up nearly 30 of them, thanks to my nephews nanny who is apparently very great at climbing tress lol. I remember I was great at that skill one time in my life, and then adolescent kicked in, aargh.

Do you guys have these fruits wherever you’re at? I imagine they are expensive out there. I have a friend in Europe who says they buy avocados for $4 sometimes. Man, that must be tough! BTW, Avocado is my fave fruits.

Here’s to loving nature for its abundance, just like @tribesteemup, I believe nature should be well taken care of in order for us to reap the full benefits. Do you? I imagine if we hadn’t natured and taken care of our trees and garden, then we’d not have had the amazing morning that we just did.

And this is where all the magic happened, you guys have probably seen me do vlogs here and never figured how fruitful these trees could be right? Now you do!

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A Little Glimpse of My Busy City, Nairobi Kenya + What They Don’t Tell You About Africa..

Documenting my country has become an integral part of my Steem Journey to be honest. There’s a sense of patriotism, pride and gratitude that comes with being proud of where you come from. It’s also a big influence in how one chooses to portray their home. After all, East or West, Home is best right?

I have a feeling most people only get to hear of the hard, messy instances when it comes to African countries. Sometimes when people mention Africa, most people tend to think of poverty, war and diseases. But that is far from the truth. The thing is, they don’t show you the best part of our continent. Like how great the weather is out here, or how hard working people are out here.

Like it’s clearly demonstrated on this photos I took while at the city center last weekend. People break sweat to get bread on the table, literally.

It’s really all about misconceptions.

One of the most annoying thing about the fast world on an honest note, is how majority of the people tend to think Africa is a country. That is always a deal breaker for me. Like C’mon! C’MON!

I don’t mean to digress, but my thoughts are all over, it happens when I get overwhelmed on a topic I feel deeply about. Like I was saying, there’s more than meets the eye. Sure, we have the bad and ugly in Kenya, but we also have the good and the great parts of it.

If you didn’t know by now, I love to people observe, and photography is a big part of that hobby, clearly.

Need I mention again how awesome our public transportation buses are? They are mostly hella pimped out with graffiti, killa club banging kind of music, tv screens and cctv cams. It’s just one of those experiences you can’t miss when in Nairobi.

Not some of the best captures I’ve done, understandably, I was in a moving bus when I took the photos. Hopefully soon I can do a better job. Here’s one more.

How exciting is public transportation in your country? This is something we go hard on. We actually call this **Matatu Culture** Matatu is Swahili for Bus.

What is that one thing that makes you very proud of where you’re from?

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Monkey See,Monkey Do| Meet My Monkey Friends…

I am on that monkey business today lol, Like literally…

What is that one monkey quote that comes to mind when you see a monkey? For me, we have this African proverb that says;

The Short the Monkey, the longer the tail..

Usually, it is in regard to short men and their whatevs if you know what I mean. Not sure who came up with the proverb, probably a girl that had met so many short men that had longer tails 😀

On another note though, we have plenty of monkeys in my country. Not sure there’s actually a country without some of this very fascinating creatures. I could observe them for hours to be honest, they are like actual humans, only a little aggressive but human in every way I can think of, well, except the looks.

This are some of my shots from my trip at the animal orphanage last Weekend. It was a pretty awesome experience.

This one was a little mischievous, but then again, aren’t they all? He was stealing food from the birds cage. I remember the last time I went with my nephew, one of them snatched his chocolate. Poor Guy was terrified for days lol

I never really understood why they hurt their butts like that. They literally rub themselves on stones until pink, I think the mother does it to her children? Correct me if I’m wrong.

Off he went..

On another note, remember this sculpture from last year? I still think it’s pretty awesome, don’t you?

How’s your weekend been? Mine’s been pretty boring, just binge watching some series, strategizing for the coming week and just basically taking it a day at a time.

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What Makes Dogs Man’s Best Friend? Meet Our Pup!Did You Know Dogs Can Smell Cancer Even in It’s Early Stages?

I don’t know why, nut I have been pondering on this since yesterday. For as long as we can remember, we have always had dogs and puppies in our compound. The funny thing is, we never buy them or ask friends to share with us, they just come and never leave. I find myself thinking they never really have a constant home in the first place.

But really, why do they call dogs a man’s best friend?

The first thought that truly comes to mind is probably because the aim to protect us and warm us in case of danger,but is that really what friendship is based upon?

It’s probably different out there, but around here people hardly care much for dogs. They roam the street freely, look for their own food and basically never really have a stable place to call home. It’s really not that much of a deal. Some people who truly love theirs do care for them, don’t get me wrong, but the bigger majority don’t.

I find it really weird and fascinating when I watch movies and see people washing them or taking them to shelter and what not, to be honest , now that I think about it, I don’t think I have never seen a dog shelter in Kenya.

On another note though, here is our new pup. I remember showing you guys some seven pups a while back in one of my vlogs. Unfortunately, they all died. I think they may have been poisoned. This one however, is a few months old and I only hope he lives a long better life. Isn’t it cute?

I read somewhere recently that dogs can smell cancer, even in it’s early stages, that’s why they tend to be very sympathetic towards cancer patients and ultimately people who have life threatening diseases. More like they can smell someone who’s about to die. Isn’t that crazy? Have you heard or read anything of the sort?

Nothing like a mothers love they say… Or is it Chocolate & Vanilla? 😀

When I look at the contrast between the mother and the pup, I can’t help but think of that quote that says don’t be afraid to stand out… or something like that.

Do You Have Pups or Dogs or Pets for that matter? Would you say they are your best friend? Know of any fun dog facts? Share with me if you please.

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