This blog will be added much later today, Watch this space
This is more of a diary than my usual blog, covers the fun part I get to have while doing my work – lots of thanks to 1% Club, Akvo, Accenture and the people I bump into on my trips.
Stay: As usual I have this big sabbaticals from blogging, well.. I hope am back, this time am in Amsterdam, tempted to go to Paris, but will see, but for now I have this awesome apartment organised by an amazing lady called Nguyen facing a canal in Amsterdam . (For you Kenyans the G is silent.. Nuyen)
Business: Had a great meeting with guys from Accenture Holland, was inspired by their enthusiasm about the Nailab and for giving me a listening ear, am looking forward to 2012.
Food: On friday we went to a dutch club, that played dutch music, that is after an awesome dinner with the 1% club team, this guys know how to have fun not to mention they got me to ate oysters for the first time.. not doing that again.. with a good shrink I willl forget how it felt sliding down my throat, otherwise I had a great time dinning out with the team and catching up
Fun: So we later went to a dutch club with dutch music.. this is the mugithi version and it was off the hook!… everybody knew the songs and sang along, I must have been the only black dude who was smiling like an idiot.. I was having too much fun, the club was about 600X300 Sqfeet.. making it look like two buses put side by side.. the only problem is.. it never got packed like our old matatus.. people kept coming in.. and by the time we left.. you could only shake your head no space for movement.. took 5 mins to take 5 steps, but that was part of the fun for me, to be in a complete dutch environment, ofcourse Jaap CEO spot a cheetah keeps claiming he never hangs out in such places..
More fun, Peter the CEO/Fonder of AKVO.org suggested a boat ride and after finding a boat.. we needed to look for a captain, ofcourse a few phone-calls and peter got Captain Frodo (yes like the Lord of the Rings), Luuk joined us and his lovely girlfriend. This was probably the best time in Holland, 3 hours in the water and flying our Dutch flag, below are some of the photos taken by our captain the rest will be on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sam.gichuru – now heading to the office, will catch up later on some more blogging… I named this post the “flying dutchman” from Pirates of the Caribbean after spotting an amazing ship docked at the harbour from them days.
Below are photos for the boat ride :