This was my first week working at home because of the immigration issues so while I'm still working, I've had a bit of extra free time as well. It was actually quite a convenient time for "forced vacation" to begin because of midterms. In addition to work-work, much of my week was spent studying and taking exams, and at the pool at my apartment enjoying the sun.
The most exciting night for me this week was Thursday. I was invited by some of my co-workers to go to a going-away party for one of their friends. We arrived at the apartment complex around 9pm to find it full of people, music, food, and drinks. The demographic was mostly expatriates from all over the world, as well as a decent number of Kenyans. The coolest thing for me about the party was the almost everyone there was in a similar line of work. The people I met consisted of PhD students completing their research in Development Economics, students involved in clean water projects with NGOs, and a handful of people who worked for Kiva on their Zip program. Kiva is a micro-lending crowd-funding platform that is doing some pretty interesting stuff (learn more at https://zip.kiva.org/).
Towards the end of the night, around 2am as I was about ready to head home, the remaining group decided to head down to a Nairobi Night Club -- my colleagues were going, and I made up my mind to join them... it ended up being quite a late night, but I got to see what nightlife is like in Nairobi, and became acquainted with some very cool people. Surely not something I could do every night, but definitely worth the experience.
Tomorrow I am off to Masai Mara on Safari, and will hopefully bring back many more great experiences to share!