Tags archives: Kenya

So Many Posts, So Little Internet
  • So Many Posts, So Little Internet

  • The internet has been on the fritz lately. Something about Kenya not paying off it's debt to Israel? I do not know really. All I know is getting online is a matter of being on at the right time of the day on the right day. I have yet to find that balance much [...]
Carolyn Vs. The Mosquito
  • Carolyn Vs. The Mosquito

  • "If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito" When I arrived in Kenya, I was armed to the teeth with mosquito netting, bug repellent, and Malaria pills. You name it, I had it to keep the mosquito's off me. W[...]
Lions And Tigers And Bears
  • Lions And Tigers And Bears

  • "Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew, and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water." So there are no bears, or tigers. But, there were lions, cheetahs, and elephants OH MY! As well as numerous other animals [...]
Bad Luck Runs In Two
  • Bad Luck Runs In Two

  • "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." Charlie and George are two of the newest volunteers here at Huruma. They are very sweet, just eighteen, coming from England. Their first day they were eager to go into to[...]
Bumps In The Road
  • Bumps In The Road

  • "There may be many bumps along your road, but sometimes we need a few bumps to make us appreciate the smooth roads when we are on them." The first thing that strikes you while on a drive in Kenya, are the random speed bumps in the middle of the road. They a[...]
Can Anybody Hear Me?
  • Can Anybody Hear Me?

  • Actually, it is more like can anybody understand me? I am living amongst many different people from many different places. Kenya, Canada, Belgium, Israel, Amsterdam, England. And somehow, I am the only one that understands everybody. S: I have a lot of P[...]
Like A Cool Breeze In...
  • Like A Cool Breeze In...

  • "The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are." Sarah took me to Kibera on Tuesday. She has two friends that live their that we took out to lunch and they showed us around the[...]
An English Epidemic
  • An English Epidemic

  • "The acceptance of the English names represents a movement towards civilization to the people." Most of the children I have met so far probably have Kenyan names, but they all introduce themselves by their Christian/English names. I have to admit, while the[...]
The Air Up Here
  • The Air Up Here

  • "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate; our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who are we to be beautiful, talented, brilliant. But really, who are you not to be?" I made it. Today is my first day (awake) i[...]
Protection From Most Every Bug
  • Protection From Most Every Bug

  • "There is nothing that cannot be cured by sticking a huge freaking needle in your arm" Today I finished up my prevention of "anything African." I am now immune to Hepatitis, Polio, Meningitis, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Typhoid, and Tetanus. I am thankful th[...]
Inquiring Minds
  • Inquiring Minds

  • "Curiosity gets a bad rap. My cat and I are both still alive and scratching." Below are answers to some questions I have been getting thrown at me. It is my own FAQ post! I feel so official. When: I am leaving the states August 31st. Where: Nairobi, K[...]
Deadlines Are Just A Suggestion, Right?
  • Deadlines Are Just A Suggestion, Right?

  • "I love deadlines... and the whooshing sound they make as they fly by" I leave for Kenya in 16 days. I JUST got my packet of information on how to get ready for my trip this week. This comes a few weeks late, in my opinion, seeing as I needed to get some im[...]