My good friend Nada from Undefined Declarations has sent me an email about a Blog Carnival. I didn’t know what was that, but basically, different bloggers write about a topic ( in this case..what did you do this weekend) and send their posts to the Carnival Host. This will help your blog to be seen (and maybe followed) and also help bloggers get to know each other.
I wanted to participate as I am very open to pretty much everything in this digital world, but my weekend has been kind of special as I was in Kenya for work reasons.That serves to explain too my almost online silence during this week (thanks Instagram!). I was part of a Trade Mission organised by the UAE Ministry of Economy. Well, for those who don’t know yet, I am Project Manager during the day and Fashion/Lifestyle blogger during the night (as weird as it might sound!).
The Trade Mission took us to Tanzania and Kenya. It was pretty hectic with lots of meetings and events but an absolute worthy experience. Coming back to the weekend topic, we took one day off – out of exhaustion- and book a 3 in 1 tour in Nairobi to unwind and see a bit the outside world as we spent most of our time inside the hotel.
We departed early in the morning and came back more or less at 15h. Nairobi traffic is dreadful so part of that time was spent on the road. Me and other 10 delegates went to the Nairobi National Park, the Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center.
Believe it or not the National Park is right in Nairobi – even from the airport we spotted some giraffes on our way in!-. It is pretty extensive and we saw zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, impalas, hartebeests.. Yep! No lions or rhinos.. Bad luck!
The next stop was the Elephant orphanage. This place takes care of baby elephants whose mothers have been killed for their tusks- (Terrible, horrible crime). Looks like the elephants have only milk for one baby at a time, so when the mother dies, the baby elephant can not be taken care of by any other elephant, and also they are very sensitive, so they miss their moms and get depressed and stop eating even when they could. They need a lot of care, affection and special baby milk formula.They are really playful and clumsy and as big as they are, they are real cute babies. The orphanage is operated by donations and you can adopt an elephant. Yes! True! Check it out here. I think it is a real good gift for Ramadan!
The last stop was also amazing… the Giraffe Center. Here you can have a once in a life time experience.. you can feed a giraffe looking them right in the eye!.. Beside the fact that you can see our little human dimension beside them- and boy! they are big!,- their tongue is purple and they are really friendly.
The giraffe I fed was a male (Ibrahim- lovely name ain’t it?). See the pics here and if you want to be posted about fashion and lifestyle (including, as you can see, travelling) follow my blog www.whatijustlove.com and the instagram account (@gallegoara).