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An unexpected trip: Kenya

After I came back from my 3 months trip in US & Europe, I thought I would not travel anymore this year. However, I had the chance to come to Africa before 2013 ends. I am sure lots of people wonder how I end up being in Kenya. In brief, I am having my working holiday here. 

In Oct 2013, I was hired by an Kenyan born Indian businessman as an interpreter at Canton Fair, in Guangzhou, China. I guess I have done an excellent job and being very helpful to him, later on he gave me an offer that I work in Nairobi to help out some Chinese engineers, to be their interpreter. Free tickets, a small amount of salary, free accommodation, an opportunity to see Africa, what do I need more? I work for 15 days and I can decide when to leave, so I make it one month here. 

Africa, a continent that I barely know about. Before this trip started, I, as an outsider, was excited and scared. I actually did not really read much about this country as I want to learn about this place with my own perception, not others.  I have years of experience of travelling, I am sure I will be fine. I will learn something new, get to know different culture and people. Let the adventure begin!

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First stop: New York City

Finally I made it to the United States, I choose NYC as my first stop as the stories about NYC are so overwhelming in China. New York is a cool city but it is not as cool I thought. This metropolitan city gives me the impression that it is so convenient to live in here. There is always something going on in this city, 24 hours, non-stop.  Totally I spent 10 days in the Big Apple.

First night in NYC. Before I got the airplane, I was worried that I would not be able to get to the place that I stayed in, because I had never been out of Asia before. Though I can speak English, I wasn’t sure if the local could understand me. I am so grateful that I could stay in a place with such great view in Manhattan, which was so accessable to everything.

A concrete jungle where dreams are made of, Manhattan, NY

Flee Market in Brooklyn. These things ain’t cheap at all.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York.  This is where Gossip Girls have lunch.

I thought I would be drinking more than I did at home, but it turned out that I only drank a little bit in America.

Lost in translation, Time Square, NY

 

All the blessing in St John Chruch.

 

Visiting the nightclubs is a must in NY. This is club Cielo, which is introduced in my Lonely Planet.

Sacred Riverside Chruch

Back to Manhattan

Central Park is one of my favorite spots in NY, and the Lake is one of my favorite spots in Central Park.

Did you find your lucky number?

Hydrangea in Columbia University