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A reader commented on the Expat Report Info about Nairobi Expat Social (NES) in Nairobi, Kenya
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Describe your group.
Meet with other expats living and working in Nairobi, for coffee and conversation, hiking and cycling, red wine and politics, and the classic sundowners and safaris. Meet people from many different backgrounds, but all of whom have found themselves in this corner of Africa. Join the facebook group, Nairobi Expat Social (NES) (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
hey, am Justin Lenards from MA, US. I came across this club on facebook and got interested. I work for UN and was recently posted to Kenya to work on a project. I was wondering whether the club is still active and running. I am interested in joining.
A reader replied recently with:
Hi Vanessa, I would like to join this club. i have also written to nairobiexpatsocial@gmail.com but have not received a reply. My name is Sibo Ndlovu, I work at Action Aid International and I live in Westlands. My contact email is sibonisondlovu@hotmail.com
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Nairobi, Kenya
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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
There are lots of social clubs. A good place to start is the notice board in many of the city's main malls. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I hope to visit Nairobi and Homa Bay early next year. :)
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Nairobi, Kenya
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Don't go home too often during the first 3 months as you will tend to keep comparing two worlds. Live the new world and try to adjust not only your day-to-day living routine, but also your social life style and business value. Try to put the differences into a perspective by trying to understand the history of the differences. It is easier to accept a difference if you understand where it comes from. Do not allow yourself to even consider bailing out within the first 6 month as you will then not do the adjustment but only postpone it. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I'm Kenyan and I find it very interesting to see my culture through someone else's eyes e.g. the friendliness. I assumed we were a friendly nation coz we're awesome :) Yeah, that's part of it but there's more sometimes and I do think foreigners can get caught off-guard quite easily. Good luck and great advice, btw :)
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Nairobi, Kenya
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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Nairobi is one of those rare places where you may be as invisible as you wish. It has this vibe where many people disappear home with their families not to be seen for months; they are chilling out, watching their gardens, writing books, taking their kids to the cinema, being romantic old fashioned families. Schools are a main socializing point its very old school and traditional. Malls and gyms provide many points of contact. We have harriers, which I hear is a great way to meet people. Java coffee shop with its world famous coffee and cuisine is also a fine way to meet up. There are wonderful art galleries such as Ramoma. The Alliance Francaise has film festivals and very good exhibitions and plays.

Nightlife and Eating out we have a wide array of wonderful places to eat check out; http://www.eatout.co.ke such a lovely array of wonderful places to eat. Nightlife = www. xpatlink.info (Continue)

A reader replied most recently with:
Wow, it's nice to read nice things about Kenya including those that I sometimes take for granted e.g. the free foreign films at Alliance & other cultural events there. May I also suggest the Nairobi Museum, which is a venue for lots of free or affordable events e.g. Classical Evenings once a month. As a former Kenyan/New Yorker, I'd have to disagree on the New Yorker comment. Life in Nairobi is much slower than in NY. People here stroll compared to NYC, which is actually a good thing for those who don't mind the less frantic pace.
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Expat Report Review of Hillcrest International School in Nairobi, Kenya was published
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How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities here are excellent, there is a swimming pool, gymnasium, 3 large playing fields, drama and music rooms, several laboratories and computer rooms.

There are a lot of Extra-curricular activities to choose from, and they all contribute to the AITCH (-Action In The Community at Hillcrest) programme, a way of cataloging a student's extra-curricular profile. (Continue)

Expat Report Review of Brookhouse School in Nairobi, Kenya was published
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How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities are very good. The school has excellent academic and sporting facilities, and keeps reinvesting in major development projects. Last year they added a large gym and they are building a new primary facility on site at present. Boarding facilities are also very good.

A wide range of extra-curricular activities are offered, with emphasis on music, art and drama, as well as lots of sports. They also have the Model United Nations and the President's Award Scheme. (Continue)

Expat Report Review of St Austins Academy in Nairobi, Kenya was published
Review-of-St Austins Academy
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Poor - it has a good pool and is one of the few schools with green fields, however no gym, no theatre, book-less library, unequipped labs, very few computers, very few textbooks. Undere the previous Head the afterschool program (essentially sports) begain to grow, however after he left that too has died. (Continue)

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