Imperial Hotel Kisumu
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After breakfast until mid day were discussions around the company World Youth International and the village's expectations of us as volunteers. What we can expect from the village and what are our expectations of ourselves. Agreement signed. Then off to the usual 2 hr lunch break as that's the length of time it takes to order, cook then serve a group of 13. Bill arrives to pay and leave as the last meal arrives, but we are getting used ...
... should pay him for the entire time we were going to use him and it came to 17,000 KSH. I thought to myself that I will pay his as we go each day, but I soon realized it is better to set the amount at the beginning of the trip and pay that in lump, otherwise, the budget will slowly begin to go up. At the end, I paid him 18,500 and he was still unhappy. If my brother was staying with me more than two weeks, I wouldn't have bothered with hiring a driver and ...
... major cases of Jiggers. There were only a few major cases of jiggers, but overall, it was a great prevention day. My group was the diagnosis group. Which meant we split the kids into three groups, one was checked by Louise (police officer accompanying the visitors); Phoebe (one of our teenagers) and myself. We would look for any ticks on their feet, between their toes, under the feet, on their heels and ankles. It sounds horrible, but in all honesty, once you ...
... the least amount of calories, which on one side it is good if you are an adult, but if you are a child eating this, well you might as well be eating wall paper paste!
I also started my Kiswahili lessons this week with one of our teachers called Bonny. I have learned greetings (maamkuzi) such as:
Habari Yako (commonly used by westerners) = good day
Shikamoo = Hello
Umeamkaje = how have you woken up? This is a greeting used first thing in the morning when ...
... moment for all of us from Thunder Bay . Lynn was present to dedicate the high school in the memory of her daughter Deanna. To see five classrooms up and running and then to give everyone the announcement that two more classrooms will be built right away from the fund raising of the Thunder Bay group was very exciting. We have been told what still needs to be done to finish off this high school. Kitchen, science room. a library, one more classroom and an administration ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center