Travel Blogs from Nairobi
... the first governor of the colony is quoted saying, "“It is not uncommon for a country to create a railway, but this line actually created a country.” We learn how 24 (or 2400, depending on the tour guide) railway workers lost their lives to " the man eating lions of Tsavo" and we sit in the spot where Charles Ryall was dragged out and eaten when he inadvertently fell asleep while trying to use himself as lion bait. Fast forward 114 years. There are now 40 ...
Today I woke up feeling uneasy, because I knew that I had to say goodbye to both Kenya, and the students at Top Mark. We woke up, ate, and headed to the hospital first to drop off donations. We stayed at the hospital for a long time because there was an emergency, and most of the personnel was attending to it. I waited for the dentist to show up, to ask a few more questions. She didn't show up for a while, so I waited on the benches with the patients. Finally, she ...
... a spectacular! I can’t wait for this day.
I also picked up the most incredible souvenir to take home today too! Not a wooden elephant or an African magnet either. I’m talking the largest frying pan I’ve ever seen in my life! It’s hilarious!! $2,350 KSH worth of amazing cooking to come… Turns out, getting it home might be tricky. In the store I convinced myself it would fit in my largest suitcase. Measuring it up tonight, not even ...
... whatever reason and the smells were quite debilitating at times. Much of the runoff water probably contained a sewage like substance since they don't have a sewer system in place. Near the end of our journey we were wet naturally, but our shoes were covered in red dirt. When we reached the school, it felt like we were wearing weights on our shoes because the dirt was bricked onto our shoes lifting us higher as the dirt accumulated upon each step. Looking back at the other group members ...
... games to learn names, physical activities including jogging, stretching and playing football outside, "brain breaks" of activities, along with their lessons and activities to supplement. Their emotional health lesson was on confidence and had the students give impromptu 30 second speeches to the audience to give them additional professional skills. I thought the Top Mark students did an amazing job with this task, and presented really well. Better than Americans would at ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility