When I’ve found out that I would be deployed to Nairobi during the EU election observation mission in early 2013, I was quite disappointed with a prospect of spending a couple of months in overcrowded, noisy city with notorious traffic and high crime rate.

But as soon as I found my way around town and as I started meeting warm and welcoming Kenyans, my reluctance melted into liking and before I noticed I fell in love with Nairobi and its vibrant colors, customs and people.