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... in some great experiences. We worked on the Ebussamba Library project, met with youth and widows' groups, rode from place to place by motorbike, kicking up a lot of dust and laughs from those observing the little boy with the wild eyes and the bushy black hair playing "King of the World" while sitting in front of the "pilot". I reconnected with many old friends, some who have experienced immense ...
... we would have just used buses or matatus. But you really need a much longer holiday than just two weeks. More on the driver later.
When I picked up my brother at Kisumu airport, we headed straight to Kakamega National Forest. Kakamega Forest is a tropical rain forest situated in the Western Province, of Kenya, North West of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with Uganda. It is Kenya's only tropical rainforest and is said to be ...
... into it, you just want to do more to help. I think the best word I can use to describe the emotion is sadness. Sadness, why are there children in the world living like this. But you have to remember, education is the most crucial part of solving problems like jiggers in countries like Kenya. And you have to keep repeating yourself until your words are heard. For instance why do their teachers allow children come to school with dirty uniforms, dirty hair, ...
Hujambo = Do you have anything to say?
Umeshindaje = How was your dat? commonly used when you come back home, after being out most of the day.
I also learned about animals or wanyama wa porini (wild animals). My favourite is Kiboko, because it means both a hippo or a cane stick used to punish children! Not that I agree with physical punishment, but then again I have 14 misbehaved British teenagers coming in two weeks time for a one week camp to ...
Today we went to David's tea plantation. David is one of my uncles close friends. He sends his cars to Sagoo motors and no one else, and in return he allows my uncle free entry into his plantation and opportunity to camp on his land anytime. What a sweet deal! The tea plantation is stunning, hills and hills of greenery and the farmhouse he lives in looks pretty good as well! We also visited one of David's ...
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