Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Hot, Flat and Crowded?
Well, Kenya has the hot covered. Crowded? In Nairobi - absolutely. The infrastructure cannot keep up with the growing population. Traffic is already a major issue, and data shows it will only multiply in the years to come. Flat? Hardly. Especially when you make the drive from Nairobi to Nyeri. The combination of old roads, new construction and a steady climb to higher elevation makes this a white-knuckle commute every time. We're still getting used to the driving customs - such as flashing high-beams to indicate you have the right of way (and blinding all oncoming traffic in the process). Really makes you appreciate some of the basic infrastructure luxuries from home. But that is what all the change is about here - putting Kenya back in the fast lane (if you will).