Thursday, August 16, 2007

Not in Nairobi, part 2

At least three of Nairobi's excellent Java House restaurants have free wifi. However, there is no MacDonalds.

(Many who are not from Kenya rejoice at this fact - but most American parents who live there wish Nairobi had at least one or two MacDonalds. And guaranteed 9 out of 10 American parents from Kenya visit MacDonalds at least once during the first week after they touch down in the land of WalMart.)

3 comments:

regressivepresby said...

yesterday afternoon it was about 104 here, the local Java Hut was closed (it closes at 2pm). I was desperate for an iced coffee. It would be too much work to go home and make one for myself, too much time. I went to McD's and had an iced coffee. Gotta admit, it was as good as Starbucks, and about 1/2 the cost.

grace,
dm

The Lone Beader said...

I boycott McD's... and WAlMart...

edpugh said...

It was funny when I came over to America to visit you. I usually feel guilty when I travel abroad and go to a McDonald's instead of a 'local' restaurant, but I didn't need to feel that way when I stepped into one in the US.

Now you're going to enlighten me on true local American food – Buffalo steaks with baked beans, washed down with alcoholic root beer?