If shopping is on your list of things to do or you need to pick up a few things you may have forgotten to bring on Safari then you have a few choices for modern, air-conditioned shopping malls. The Ya Ya Centre is home to 80 shops and many restaurants. You definitely want to make a stop at Alexandre, a great cafe and bakery where you will find lovely sandwiches, salads and desserts. You will notice many Nakumats, a store similar to Walmart, there are several in the city the largest being in the Sarit Centre. If you're looking for great Sushi head to the forth floor of the Junction shopping mall. The Phoenician Restaurant is a great Lebanese & Japanese restaurant with a wonderful menu to satisfy your taste buds.
The Nairobi Eye, also known as the Nairobi Fly surely does not mean to cause any problems. As long as we humans know how to deal with them they will cause us no harm. These small creators are a type of beetle that if killed on contact with your skin will release the acid contained in its body. They do not bite or sting so you definitely do not want to swat these guys! Your best bet is to blow or gently brush them off. The burn can spread so it is best not to touch it once you realize you've killed one, regardless of the location on your body. There is a cream to treat the burn which will heal and leave with no scar, as long as you keep your hands off during the healing process. I've heard that toothpaste works very well however for my burn I stuck with the cream I picked up from the Doctari! Now knowing what the Nairobi Eye looks like I think twice before swatting bugs when they land on me. I have learned from experience that they are not the best to go up against, similar to the monkeys, although that's another blog on it's own!