A topiary detail shaped into the initials of Amani Gardens Inn.
The two Ruths! Ruth Thiessen sits with Ruth Osiro, Amani Gardens Inn’s assistant manager.
Two Amani Gardens Inn staff members. “Getting to know Amani staff has been a joy!” Ruth said.
Ruth befriended these newlyweds passing through Amani Gardens Inn on the way to their honeymoon.
The lush surroundings at Amani Gardens Inn. “Our gardens abound with cannas, poinsettias, oleander and frangipani trees, a purple creeping vine on the arbors, and many huge trees towering over the garden,” said Ruth.
Two guests staying at Amani Gardens Inn. “We met guests from over 25 countries!” said Ruth.
A bridal party in turquoise poses for wedding pictures on the lawn of Amani Gardens Inn. The inn is a popular destination for wedding photography in Nairobi.
Ruth visits Gikomba Market in Nairobi. “Some storefronts were about three feet wide with no lights inside. There were lots of large bags of grains and pieces of machinery that looked like they’d been there for 50 years,” she said.
A stall filled with colorful fabric at Gikomba Market. Ruth called her visit to the market “the shopping trip of a lifetime!”
Gabriel, the taxi driver who took Ruth to Gikomba Market. He has been navigating the chaotic Nairobi roads for 28 years.
A man carries wares on his head through Gikomba Market.
A view of a street packed with people and vehicles outside the city center of Nairobi.
A sunset at Diani Beach on the beautiful south coast of Kenya. Art and Ruth traveled here for a short time.
On a trip, Art and Ruth see Tanzania’s beautiful Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance.