Trip Start Sep 03, 2006
7Trip End Jan 13, 2007
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After class, I headed downtown with my friend Melissa in search of good-live music. We started at this bar called Tacos and on the sign it had the Taco Bell logo. Sadly, there were no vegetarian chalupas
Friday after class (FAC), I went downtown to meet my sister Slyvia to get my hair done. She convinced me to get my hair straighten for my counsin's wedding on Saturday. Don't worry, my hair is back to it's normal curly state. It was a fun experience hanging out with all these women and I got to read Kenya Cosmo. As we were waiting for a bus, it started to dizzle. Slyvia and I started to panic a little but luckly we made it under shelter just in time. I also got a dress made for the wedding. Of course, it's green and I've posted pictures. The wedding was like any of the weddings I have attended. There was some traditional singing and dancing and lots of food
On Sunday, a bunch of us went to Kiberia to play a friendly game of soccer. It was an opportunity for people on the program to see the school, get a tour of Kiberia, and have fun. I had seen parts of Kiberia before but some of the things I saw are hard to explain. It is a walk you experience with all of your senses. It's hard to believe that people are living in such conditions. The school hopes that through education and soccer, they will be able to send their girls to college to better themselves and their community. I hope the school is able to accomplish that goal. Speaking of goals, the girls scored 4 against us. It was the girls against us and we were schooled. I think we are all rusty and out of shape but also, these girls have some mad skills. We played 15 minutes halves and that was more than enough running for us.
I can't believe how little time I have left in Nairobi. I'm excited to live in Mombasa but I have gotten comfortable here. I have to start all over and establish myself somewhere new. I still don't have details about my family or what I will be doing for my intenship, which is making me a little nervous but I'm sure it will turn out to be okay. This week we have off on Friday and Monday because it's Kenyatta Day, like President's Day. So, my plan is to go to the islands off Tanzania with a few friends. That's all for now. I hope all is well and let me know what you guys are planning for Halloween.
Love ya lots,