By the way, you told me about your medical placement in Kenya.
Did you go sightseeing there?
Do you mind sharing what you did?
On the weekends, I went to three national parks and during weekday evenings I went to explore Nairobi city.
I can’t imagine an African city. How was it like?
It was pretty busy. There were lots of people and so many cars.
Some areas were more developed than the other and in those areas, there were quite a few nice restaurant, bars and shops.
I did’t know that there were fancy restaurants and bars.
I tried searching “Nairobi” on Google image, there are many modern buildings. Is it really Africa?
I know right!
Not all of Nairobi is like that.
There is a huge gap between the rich and the poor.
Some areas are deprived and have many slums.
Did you visit both areas?
Yeah! I did.
I was surprised how good the restaurants were. I really enjoyed the night life there.
But, walking through the slums was intreating as well as shocking because you can see how different people’s lives were within the same city.
When you walked through the slums, didn’t you feel unsafe?
Maybe a little bit.
I noticed that the people were staring at me and some people shouted “Chinese” at me.
Well, I suppose my skin color is different.
Are there not many Asians in Nairobi?
Actually, there are a few Chinese people.
There is even a China town.
But, there aren’t many other Asian people.
I heard that the Chinese government are investing in African infrastructure.
The chinese people are here to stay!
Yeah! That’s right!
But, when you tell them that you are a Japanese, they are very welcoming as well.
(came up to me to beg.)