pardon the interruption
Since S started her new job this year, we have had few opportunities to get out of Nairobi until our friend, Cam, came to visit for two weeks. Exploring Nairobi together, going on safari, and spending a weekend at the beach, we accumulated enough stories to fill half a dozen blog posts. Unfortunately, when we finally sat down to type some of them up last weekend, the internet was too painfully slow to use. It was like being transported back to the early 90’s as web pages took several minutes to load, videos were impossible to watch, and uploading photos to accompany our stories was clearly out of the question. When we read the news on Monday, we found little solace in the knowledge that the rest of East Africa was also feeling our pain.
Turns out, a series of offshore accidents have caused major damage to East Africa’s fiber-optic cables that is expected to take weeks, if not months, to fix. Given the level of corruption and business inefficiency in Kenya, we tend to take optimistic prognoses with a large grain of salt. That said, the internet connection seems to have improved marginally since last week’s accident and we hope it is strong enough for us to post our tales during the upcoming week. S’s parents and sister will be visiting us soon and we want to share our stories before we go offline for another couple of weeks.