I am on a trip to Nairobi and the region with my friend Mike. The idea is to spend a month exploring and chasing some story ideas we lined up ahead of time and find some new ones. I’ll post some nuggets of our adventures and observations along the way. For starters here’s a snap of Dubai, draped in fog:

And here is a toilet in the Vegas of the Middle East:

Finally, a canine baggage handler at in Nairobi:


On our first night in town we dined on sushi while listening to Cuban and later central African music with a Canadian colleague (whose family background is Indian) and her American colleague. As promised, Nairobi is cosmopolitan.