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... relation to our Lynn) and her 16 month old son Jock, were eager to take the feed pellets right out of our hands - see photos. Joanne wasn't too keen to get licked with that big blue tongue. :) Second stop - The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with 28 orphan elephants. We saw them in 2 batches of 14 - the first batch with the littler ones, under 2 years and then the older group. The smallest was only a few weeks old. Lots of the babies seem to have been rescued after falling down ...
One thing of note in Kenya is that as many horrific sights we've seen at the hospital, whether it be death, illness, or the #killerdrink... there aren't many tears shed here. I've tried to analyze this several times during our time here and I just can't understand why. Is it because they are immune to death because it happens so often? They don't get as emotionally attached as we do in the US?
Either way, today was a turn of events. Everywhere we turned at ...
... and rotten teeth
which is caused by lack of poor oral hygiene and high levels of fluoride in the
water. Also because
of a lack of money most Kenyans don’t seek dental treatment until the problems
are very severe and causing a lot of pain. Usually when the teeth are crowded
they end up pulling the teeth that are causing the problem. It was kind of funny
because the dentist called problem teeth ...
Karibu Hakuna Matata. Welcome to Kenya, no worries. In the beginning I thought those words were offensive since it is what most people know from the Lion King movie or about Africa in general, but the people here actually say them often. The Lion King movie is
based on Kenya, if you didn’t know, well I found out today. Due to the rise in
crimes and dangerous situations, we have our own private transportation for
travel around the city. ...
... children walking the streets alone to children with accompanying adults (49:51 - scary, especially in comparison to our standards). Very interesting findings.
After our day at the clinic, we all really wanted to walk the streets of the slums. A far cry from just a couple days ago when we were afraid to open the car windows for fresh air. The main road from the clinic was filled with items for sale. From shoes, to ...