7.1.10 - 7.2.10 73 °F
I have finally arrived in Kenya and it is amazing.
We started off last night with an awesome flight to Wilson Airport. Our flight had a lot of leg room, we could stretch and we had an empty seat between us. I got to choose a movie, pause it, play it, fast forward, rewind, whatever! I watched the movie Shutter Island. It was very good and mysterious. Afterwards, we had dinner, which I did not quite enjoy. I had a veggie mix (with rice, these stringy black and green things, and this red sauce) which I finished half of, crackers, a roll, and a strawberry pie that I didn't have. I slept and woke up in the morning, missing breakfast which was yogurt and a roll.
We landed and spent a long time walking around to get to the passport area. We had to fill out long paperwork to get us the Kenya stamp. We had to wait in line for what felt like hours. Afterwards, down the escalator, we were greeted by a nice Kenyan man. While we were driving to our hotel, I spotted a giraffe in the savannah plains. The three of us arrived at a huge, beautiful hotel. The Tribe Hotel is a breathtaking hotel with small ponds, outstanding architecture, and pretty pools.
As we got checked in, we realized we were in a smoking room, so we had to switch. Not only because of that, however, because the room was too small and we could not fit our bags. We got a newer room that has an amazing shower and a nice view.
After this, we got used to the hotel and our room. Eventually, we met with a kind lady who hosted breakfast for us - bacon, sausage, eggs, omelettes, they had it all. Appareantly Grandma made a good impression, because we were immediately booked for a massage.
Before our massage, we decided to head to the Maasai Market in the large mall that is across the parking lot from our hotel. Lots of people convinced us to buy things, which we considered, but we ended up getting a Maasai spear, shield, and postcards. We got the spear and shield for 1000 shillings and the postcards (a set of 10) for 800.
My Grandma had a one and a half hour massage that brought her lots of pain, but appareantly fell good afterwards. I had a small 45 min. - hour massage that calmed me down quite well.
Earlier, before we went to dinner, we decided to watch the Brazil vs. Netherlands FIFA World Cup game. I came to watch the final 10 minutes, and it was dramatic. Tons of people were crowded watching it. Netherlands won 2 - 1, which is a huge upset because Brazil was favored to win it all.
We finally head to dinner, and we were hungry because we skipped lunch. We ate at a gyro place, where we got chicken gyros with fries. They were delicious, once dipped in some sort of dill sauce. Many Brazil fans who were watching the game at the food court looked highly dissapointed.
And that takes us to here. Tommorow, if I remember correctly, we are heading to a giraffe sanctuary, an elephant orphange, some museum, and the National Museum.
See you tommorow!