Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kenyans love John Mayer?

I don't know if they actually do or don't. Every store or restaurant we seem to go into will have John Mayer blasting over their store speakers.

Another epiphany we've had is that Kenya has a large variety of wonderful meat. Amanda has fallen hard for the lamb.

We had another hugely productive day...including a trip to the Snake Park at the Nairobi National Museum. Following are some of our pictures from the last few days.


It is a bit funny...that the driver's ed students must drive around in this type of vehicle. You see these all over Nairobi. They even have large 5 ton trucks marked up similar to this one.


Here is a shot of the Masai Market in downtown Nairobi.


Here is a picture of a Rock Python from the Nairobi Snake Park. There were several this size in that cage. Apparently, they are not venomous...yet because of their large size, they can take down a crocodile.


Here is Amanda bonding with an American Alligator that they had at the Snake Park.


This was one of the best parts of the Snake Park. You can't really see it very well in this picture but there were a bunch of upside down catfish swimming around. These little critters swim....upside down. When they go to the bottom of the tank they then flip over like a normal fish. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synodontis_nigriventris


A few turtles and snakes in one of the park enclosures. The two turtles next to the wall were busy butting heads and pushing each other around the enclosure.

The Snake Park is part of the Nairobi National Museum. It was quite an experience getting to see all the venomous snakes that Kenya has to offer....from behind glass. They had puff adders, spitting cobras, black mambas, green mambas, boomslangs and other really interesting snakes. The puff adder was probably the most beautiful, with its very distinctive markings. Interestingly enough, the puff adder is considered the most dangerous snake in Africa.

Kwa Heri!
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