Our last few days

Trip Start Nov 01, 2011
Trip End Jul 05, 2012

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Laiser Guest House

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Monday, July 2, 2012

On the 30th, Rachel told us Daniel had called, and to meet him at 10am in Ngong. The same Daniel who had 'never heard of the orphanage' and had said we couldn’t go there! In Ngong we saw pasteur Francis, who hid from us in a phone shop, and our host family Francis. We waited until 11.20am before Daniel appeared, only to give us certificates with both our names misspelt! We met Cassy and CatRin and jumped on the bus to Karen. Cassy informed us that the paw prints we had seen on the way to safari were actually lion’s. They had escaped the night before from the national park and four were still on the loose (Holly had said she heard a roar when the goat was dying). After a bit of shopping for cheap alcohol to take home (250ml vodka = £1) and gift hunting at the Masai stalls, we went back to Ngong and had a look in the market there. Around dinner time we got the bus home and a sweet lady, Gladys, paid for our bus fare as ‘volunteers should be appreciated.’ Back at the orphanage we played with the children and then made mandazi (african cakes) with Catherine, the teacher of the class we helped in. Before bed we sat drinking chai and laughing with one of the older girls Winnie.

After a sad goodbye at the orphanage yesterday, we checked into a guest house in Ngong. Holly went online and won a VW Beetle. At midday we got a piki piki to Olasiti as we didn’t want to walk with lions on the loose (We later found out they were on the opposite side of the hills). We were greeted by Christine but the others were still at church, and didn’t come back until 2pm. The whole family seemed happy to see us, even the calf. Shaddy accidentally threw cold water at Holly, so she borrowed some of Dorcas’ clothes. After lunch the family prayed for us a safe journey and to one day return. We gave them a bag of clothes we no longer needed and headed over to pasteur Francis’ for the greek guys leaving party. Lots of new volunteers had arrived and there were many people from the community. We asked Daniel for our Shukas but he avoided the question and told us to get them tomorrow. It was obvious that they had given them away, so we were quite upset and angry. At 4.30pm the same piki piki driver picked us up. It was horrible leaving our host family this time.

As we didn’t have anything to do today we went to the internet café a few times and had a walk around Ngong. We waited for 2 hours to collect our shukas, but we were determined to get them. In the evening we were surprised to see Daniel on our door step, telling us we are welcome anytime and he will pray for us. He also told us the community weren’t happy that we hadn’t received a leaving party, and that the elders blessed us.
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