Nairobi, Kenya; Day 1

The 5 Adventurers have left Asia and waved goodbye to our Bangkok guesthouse full of Thai personality. We stayed at the Old Capital Bike Inn there. It’s a small 10 room hotel in the heart of the Old City. The property was originally a palace bestowed by King Rama V and has been in the same family’s care for seven generations. We had a family suite with a living area, large platform bed and a quirky bathroom/dressing room downstairs plus a loft upstairs perfect for the kids. The (complimentary) breakfasts were plentiful and very tasty. We’d recommend it if you go to Bangkok and will stay there again ourselves when we go back.

The Old Capital Bike Inn

We left the Bangkok airport last night at 8:40p. The biggest airport in Thailand was pretty much like every other big airport and we again flew Qatar Airlines. A lot of the airport shops in the International Area were under construction but they did have a giant model of a tug-of-war game on display.

This trip was pretty uneventful – no running for our flight, no long layover in Doha, no catchy songs to stick in our heads for days.

A mere 19 hours after we pulled away from the hotel, we landed in Africa – Kenya to be precise. We are planning to spend about 4 weeks exploring the reserves, parks and cities of this beautiful country. And the beach – of course we won’t forget to see the beach on the Indian Ocean. We are now in the East Africa Timezone and are GMT+3. So 8 hours ahead of Eastern and 11 hours ahead of the West Coast.

We didn’t have much in the way of Adventures today. Although the kids slept better on the flight this time than last (they’re becoming pros), everyone was still cranky and exhausted by the time we got through immigration. No one but Brian saw much of the scenery on the ride from the airport.

We’re just here for one day to get a good night’s sleep and prepare for the Adventures ahead.

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