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Postby Navy9 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:47 pm

Have you ever been there? Any advise you can offer to a first time visitor? Thanks Smile

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Postby suga_n_spice » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:48 pm

BALOO

its been a long time. i don't remember much.

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Postby xoogSADE14 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:49 pm

whatever you do, DO NOT set foot in eastleigh pronounced (islii) by somalis Laughing

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Postby Navy9 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:52 pm

why not xoogsade? what is wrong with that place? Confused

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Postby xoogSADE14 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:55 pm

everything

from what i've heard folks will chop your hand just to get your phone Laughing

all in all that whole section of nairobi is a slum, funny thing is thats where the majority of the somalis live.

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Postby The Arabman » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:31 pm

Dress & behave like the local Somalis, so not to arouse an aria of someone from the West (which could be disadvantageous). When it's dark, do not carry objects like a digital camera in your hand. Try to be less obvious. Eastleigh is a nice place; there are some fine Somali restaurants. If you like playing chess, St. John's is the place.

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Postby QansaGabeyle » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:36 pm

Nairobi was nice...............before all the qoxootis arrived. Funny thing is, the city even became hotter with the arrival of all the somali qoxootis. Laughing

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Postby xoogSADE14 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:24 pm

^ qansa we mareexaans have a saying about why NBI got hotter Laughing

and it involves dissing another reer diini sub-clan Laughing

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Postby TZ Somali » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:39 am

the last time i was there was back in 1991, i vividly remember the influx of Somalis refugees. to be honest i have no advice for so far..im sure those were recently there might have one for you..nevertheless good luck with ya trip...

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Postby San_dheer » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:20 am

Navy9, Nairobi is such a beautiful place like the rest of Kenya. Things you should remember:

Avoid the Eastleigh market, it is like suqa Bakaaraha unless you’re really homesick and want more contact with Somalis.
Make sure you bargain with everyone, even the taxi drivers otherwise you’ll pay more than you should.
Avoid matatus (busses), unless you’re indifferent to shiir and overcrowding. The ones to Eastleigh are abit better and have good music, but perverted conductors.
Almost all Kenyans speak good English, so no need to speak like you’re speaking to a dumb person.

You can find almost everything in Nairobi, it depends on what you’re into.
You could:
Visit the nearby very magnificent wildlife parks, lakes etc.
Go to watch boxing matches and live concerts
Go shopping in the town.
Go to a restaurant – eat nyama choma (barbequed beef) not bad!
Go to amusement parks, cultural shows and trade fairs.

Again, it really all depends on how much money you’re planning to spend and what you’re into. There have been recent riots and civil unrest due to the manifesto but am sure there will be no major problems. Unlike Somalis, Kenyans are very patriotic, nationalistic and have no clan system although they are a very heterogeneous community, with diverse cultures, languages and colours.

Although I haven’t been there for ages, Nairobi is where it’s at, you’ll love it. Oh, and don’t be too shocked to see many very poor people, the gap between the rich and poor is very wide like most African countries. Enjoy you’re visit and don’t forget to get vaccinated before you hit the plane. Smile

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Postby +chilli » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:49 am

[quote="xoogSADE14"]whatever you do, DO NOT set foot in eastleigh pronounced (islii) by somalis Laughing[/quote]

some guy go his hand broken as nxt fool took his fone Laughing Crying or Very sad right infront of me

lool true but its like somalia waalahi no blacks in sight apart from the cleaners.
You'll feel right at home
but if you go during rain season Ufffffffff damn it smellys like hell Embarassed
(if your female)
wear caadi flat shows(no roads pavements to walks on Lool ) No Heels you'll break your legs Lol

Wear jaalbiib ( highly recommended ) especial when you go in the market too many pervs., plus never go on your own.

take loadz of washing powder you get dirty the min you leave the house.

fooood is nice mmmm

anyhow you shud go to one of the villages thats where i spent most of the time, its so peaceful.

Oh great shopping..!! you can buy everything and anything Very Happy

enjoy its great place
watch out for the bus out n to Eastleigh...veryyyyyyyyyy bumpy ride don't eat anything before it looooool
^^ this only applies to Eastleigh, the reat of N is nice
am going bk this summer Very Happy

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Postby Sir-Luggoyo » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:10 am

I think you should avoid Nairobi as much as you could, Mombassa is the place to be, or even Malindi.

Nairobi has taken crime into new levels, even worse than Mooryaans in Mogadishu, ppl get killed for a simple cell phone or the suspicion of having one which later results the famous adage "Bahati Mbaya" or bad luck. The fukken addoon baboons use bangas and machetes to chop your hand and remove the watch and ring or your head in some cases to remove the necklace and earings. Sanitation is unheard of in Nairobi and the trash-piles are the heights of mountains, sewages are not covered and you could see the fufu feces on the side walks, roads in Eisleigh are not paved and when it rains, it turns into Afgoye.

Mombassa however, is a different story, totally the opposite of everything Nairobi is

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Postby San_dheer » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:45 am

Luggoyo, nayaa beenta iskadhaaf. Or maybe you're talking about the shantytown you used to live in. Very Happy

Mombasa is older than Nairobi, lovely beaches and architecture. But not as lively as Nairobi. Btw, no one has ever chopped anyone's head with a panga in Nairobi. Smile Don't scare them Luggoyo, mdanganyifo wewe.

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Postby Sir-Luggoyo » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:52 am

San Dheer,

Which letter of "SIR" did you missed when you are addressing me with Naayaa, or you just messing with me?

If you wanna advertsie Nairobi, there are other ways to do it but I won't let you deceive my friend Navy into that City-turned-slum. Maybe you are talking about the Nairobi b4 the walendo

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Postby San_dheer » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:00 am

Waryaa Luggoyo........ Very Happy Is that better?
Seriously though, Nairobi is not bad once you avoid the Somali areas. Smile


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