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... more water than you think you need
At high altitude, eat even if you aren't hungry
Be honest with your guide, so they can help
Bring a backup camera
Learn a few words - hello, thank you, welcome, one two three
Listen to your guides and take their advice
Don't forget you have to come back down
Learn to be comfortable peeing and pooping on a training bowl in a small tent really near lots of other people.
It's comforting to listen to my standard ...
... hard. He got us one to share, along with a lime with chili powder then I squeeze on the corn as I eat it - this is delicious! We stop and get two more, and I eat most of them. I've got a full belly and the taste is so good! We arrive at the airport, we say our good-byes, and I'm sorry to see Rajai go. We've had an amazing few days together, and it's really made the second half of this trip special and memorable. Next up - a long flight ...
... but now they do. So they've changed from cow dung roofing to grass roofing, and they've changed from round huts to square ones. And they've even mimicked some things they've seen, like windows. And once a village becomes more permanent, the government apparently does things like building schools and hospitals, and external groups also build to assist the tribes. Really cool societal evolution occurring. We see a lot of trees, and animals, and structures ...
Got up early for the shuttle to Arusha but time stretched out and bus left an hour late in heavy Nairobi traffic, finally clearing the city and airport and hour later. Eventually we were driving south, us four the only foreigners. The landscape dotted with thorn trees and grazing with a real African feel to it. Gradually we started seeing the Masai in their traditional bright reds ...
... I did!!!)
Now for my volunteer placement at Tupendane. (Click on the class picture for video) Tupendane is a small orphanage that is made up of two rooms with beds and one classroom. Two toilets, ceramic framed holes in the ground, were recently built outside behind a small barn that houses 3 cows. A small wooden hut is where all of the water is boiled and food is cooked over an open fire. This agency is operating on the absolute bare ...