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Touching down in Nairobi

By Michael Kurtz | Comments Off March 26th, 2008

Entering the country with a bit of trepidation, we finally arrive in Nairobi (after changing our plans three times since the start of the trip) The political situation after contested elections late last year led to violence that left more than a 800 dead and displacing hundreds of thousands Kenyans . Though the violence has ebbed, the political agreement between the two rival parties is shaky at best, meaning that there is a potential for things to flare up again during our stay. But for now, all is relatively calm (note this gallery was shot on 3/26/08). With our new friend Benard Langat, a Kenyan long-distance runner, we take a tour around Nairobi, seen here in today’s photo gallery.

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Thushan Amarasiriwardena

, former Senior Multimedia Producer at The Boston Globe, has always loved telling a great story. Combining his eye for visual story telling and his technical background in computer science at North Carolina State University, Thushan has reported on business, sports and travel for The Globe. You can find his site here.

Michael Kurtz

, graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His thesis research focused on the intersection of race and music in Northeastern Brazil. He worked previously as A&R and Production Coordinator for Putumayo World Music, an international music record label based in New York City. You can find his site here.

Brian Rogers

graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and has traveled extensively in Latin America.

Alicia Conway

is LongJaunt's home base chief and a Technical Producer for The Boston Globe. She joined and contributed with the team out in England, Kenya, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Thailand.