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February 24, 2002

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To return to Nairobi we choose the cheapest method: public bus. The road from Mombasa to Nairobi is paved but pockmarked, so we endure a bouncy ride back to Kenya's capital. We skirt the border of Kenya's largest park, Tsavo, famous for its man-eating lions of the early twentieth century (Hollywood produced a movie about this starring Val Kilmer - "The Ghost in the Darkness). By evening we arrive in Nairobi. The bus drops us off at the wrong end of town, so we walk through Nairobi's streets and draw stares with our backpacks. Nairobi has a terrible reputation for crime, so we feel uneasy with any attention. Luckily nothing goes wrong with our city walk except for sore feet.
Cute coconut seller.