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Travel Blogs from Mombasa
There is a bathroom with shower (freezing cold water only)and toilet you can sit on (also patched up with black sticky tape), but the toilet has been broken since I arrived so I have to use the other one. The other one is a hole in the ground - all I can say is I am glad I have been to many festivals in my time!
Washing clothes is done in 2 buckets - one for washing, the other for rinsing. People here are fascinated when I tell them about ...
... to find one!
Strangely, the CD of Diamond played automatically in the DVD player and this cheered the boys up no end. The volume was cranked to the max - they danced and danced and danced......and so did I! They have some proper moves..particularly Omondi and Mohammed. I took some lovely video of them dancing and they have smiles all over their faces.
I left them when they were having lunch...as ...
... their wages (which are significantly lower than those of a teacher at any other school), but they also ensure that they look after all of the needs of the pupils there, such as providing breakfast and lunch for the children which they might not get elsewhere. The teachers are fed at the project too, although if there isn't enough food to go around they sacrifice their portions so that there is more for the children. Laura had been there the previous week ...
... like a right pot head. I shaved yesterday too after being likened to Smiths dad and I'm way too rotund to be mistaken for shaggy off scooby doo.
We head out for food and see a couple we met met on the Masai Mara.
We sit and drink with them for a while along with russ and Lisa the other people we have met.
Today was a do nothing day.
However I did see some styling horrors:
1: ladies. If you wear a swim suit with Lycra please ensure the ...
For the last five days we have been fully engaged in constructing the greenhouse and chicken coop at the Machao Orphanage, working from 10am til 5pm each day, digging holes, mixing concrete, hanging plastic on the greenhouse, building and using a ladder, laying brick, mixing mortar, hauling water by hand up the hill from the well to the work site and using old hand tools for everything. Hard labor, hot sun, sweet satisfaction as we see things come together. Each day around ...