When I travel on my own dime (or shilling, in Kenya's case), I stay at the Parkside Hotel for about twenty dollars a night.
Just a block away is where I stayed this time, at the Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi's old colonial hotel from 1904. If I had to pay the bill, it would be more than ten times what I pay for the Parkside. Yow!
Hotel Wi-Fi was similarly priced. 600 shillings ($8.24) for an hour, or 1500 ($20) for 24 hours.
Cybercafes all over Kenya? One shilling a minute, or ten times less per hour than the Norfolk. So of course I traipsed over to the third floor cybercafe across from Parkside to run out my coins. On the wall in front of me was a sign:
POLITE NOTICE! ACCESSING PORN SITES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
I wonder if that includes lion porn.