I said just after arriving back from town this afternoon. “I have never heard anyone say that!” responded the gal working in the offices next to mine.
“I know,” I confirmed, “it’s dirty and smelly and full of traffic and pollution. I don’t love that stuff, but there are people and energy! Everything is close by, you can get things done. I love it.”
What I didn’t tell her is I have history and more importantly friends there. The people of Nairobi are so wonderful. I even felt this way when I lived there before.
I am keenly aware that it’s extraordinarily unusual to love Nairobi.