Aug 22 2013
Andre went for an early morning run today. The only white guy around among groups of workers getting off their matatus and school children walking to school. It suddenly dawned upon me, as I was getting effortlessly overtaken by young children late for school, that I was in the homeland of the world’s top long distance runners ! Nothing quite like that to make one feel out of place.
We then had the pleasure of meeting Turkana Boy, at 1.6 million years old, the world’s oldest known direct ancestor of Modern Man. Another humbling experience which made us realize of how little significance our short (but no longer so brutal…) lives are.
Tomorrow we leave Nairobi for the Maasai Mara for an encounter with the Great Migration.