Experience in Nairobi, Kenya by Peterlis | Erasmus experience Nairobi
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Experience in Nairobi, Kenya by Peterlis

What is it like to live in Nairobi? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

First and foremost, 'Nairobi' means 'the green city in the sun'. Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. Nairobi has been considered to be the most lively place to live in Africa. The hospitality showcased in Nairobi made it be named number one in Africa in terms of hospitable cities in Africa. The serene environment and loving people do not only make Nairobi habitable but the number one choice for majority of people globally. Nairobi is the only city in the world with a functioning National Park within it. The city has a population of more than 5 million residents. The night life in Nairobi is unmatched. The best entertainment joints are found in Nairobi. Best delicacies such as 'nyama choma'(roasted beef) defines Nairobi. Whenever one visits Nairobi, have a bite of 'nyama choma. '

What is the student lifestyle like in Nairobi?

The student life in Nairobi is one of the best. The students are exposed to the real life challenges that strengthen their social and work life skills. However, just like any other city, students face challenges as well.

How much does it cost to live in Nairobi?

Nairobi has different estates where one can live. The rental rates define where one can happily live. Nairobi has the best rates in terms of rent, food stuff, transport, among other essential segments that define living cost.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Nairobi? Is there any advice you can give?

Nairobi has readily available accommodations. In fact, institutions of higher learning enjoy a huge vicinity of spacious accommodation apartments. However, reports have indicated that apartments nearing learning institutions charge higher rates owing to the demands.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Nairobi enjoy a variety of dishes. Actually, it can be stated that Nairobi has a conglomeration of global dishes. Any dish one wants, it is available in Nairobi. My favorite dishes are 'nyama choma', steamed fish, omena, ugali, and smashed potatoes.

What places would you recommend visiting in Nairobi?

Nairobi has myriads of exciting places that kne would find interesting. First, I would recommend the National Park, Caren, Westlands, Parklands, Muthaiga, Eastlands, etc.

Is it good to eat out in Nairobi? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Generally, in Kenya, it is safe to eat anywhere, including small joints. The food and level of hygiene practiced in these eating joints is above standard. My favorite spots are Carnivore Hotel, Blue Springs, Galleria Mall, Java, Gallito, Pizza Inn.

Is the nightlife good in Nairobi? Where is good to go?

The nightlife in Nairobi cannot only be stated as 'good. ' It is way too good. It is excellent. The best pla e to enjoy night life is Nairobi. 24 hours security is provided for ravellers. Clubs within Nairobi are considered safe and best. Therefore, have got no specific joint for nightlife. All joints are amazing and great.

What advice would you give future students heading to Nairobi?

First, the students must underscore and conceive the core purpose of going to Nairobi, otherwise they might fail to accomplish their goals. Secondly, the students need to learn and understand English both orally, written and spoken. Finally, the students need to be open minded and able to socialize and learn the Nairobi culture.

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