Hotel Diani Palm Resort
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Tuesday 7th January 2014
The alarm went off at 6.30am - I am still not used to the climate so was awake a lot of the night again even a huge fan blowing through the mosquito net doesn't seem to give much relief from the stifling temperature.
We left for the rescue centre with Irene at 8.15am, and she acccompanied us all the way. Although we had been into Mombasa a couple of times yesterday, the journey was in the opposite direction ...
... guess seeing people I know everywhere is a gift and a curse.
Sunday was pretty mellow. Jo was gone to Nairobi so the five of us all hung out for the morning, which is pretty rare. It made it feel like my days living in the loft in Montreal when we'd all surround the kitchen island, sit, and have a nice chat. Its interesting how different we all are yet we have no real issues living together. The two Canadians are really PG, goofy, boisterous, and enjoy blasting Disney ...
... blue water... We enjoyed 3 wonderful days at this beautiful place, only all those pushy beach boys were annoying. We enjoyed a nice ride on kamels, spent a pleasant evening on the beach having barbeque with (freshly slaughtered) chicken, coco-rice and grilled bananas and avocados...
When walking along the beach we twice entered zones were suddenly a policeman or some strangers ran towards us and advicing us to not walk any further... ...
... It was actually the idea of the local Partner’s In Health and Rwinkwavu Hospital workers to have a big game on a public holiday. Adults from the isomero, the hospital, and PIH all formed teams and we had a big match, complete with a scoreboard, timeouts, and fans lining the entirety of the court. It was nice to see adults from the community involved in Shooting Touch’s program.
From here on out, we have a sizeable list of things to do which ...
... let a someone on a bike or someone walking on the road to let them know you are approaching and for them to move over. Honking isn't aggression here, it's courtesy.
My first full day in the village, like I said before, I was hell bent on immersing myself into their daily life. So much was gained by taking 50 minutes to fetch water, walking the distances to the different schools, community member's homes, weaving palm etc. What ...