First Time in Nakuru

Trip Start Jul 05, 2008
Trip End Aug 09, 2008

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Alex and Patricia's House

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Its boiling hot here, and im sweating like an arse, but its amazing.  Im in the town where im going to be working now. 

Yesterday we had some orientation type stuff, telling us about the country.  Theres 5 people who start at the same time as me, but they are doing work teaching and one is in the Orphanage.  We took a Matatu ride from Nairobi to NAkuru which took 3 hours on the most bumpy road i have ever experenced.  My bum was well and truly numb after that..i've realised that sitting at the back of a little minivan (Matatu) on a long journey is not a good idea.

Yesterday we also moved into our accomodation. We're staying with Alex (a veyr religious guy who founded the local school) and his wife. They have 3 beautful kids, Collins, Peace and some baby. They're cute as fuck tho.

Today we finished Orientaion and had a look at the school.,  The kids are amazing. They're so happy considering they're situation and its incredible. they grab u as you walk into the school yard becuse they jsut want to touch your skin.  Its weird.  They basically just call us "WHite Person".  But it snot meant in a derogatory way. its funny.  They know little english, and the most they can seem to do is "How are You".  They say it Over an over an over and over...

How are you?

They're aweosme tho..

We visited the slums today which is a real eye-opener. Its at a place called Hilton (Hotel i think not) and its basically the towns rubbish dump.  Words cant really describe the conditions here, so i'm gona take pictures and stuff..Its Nuts tho..But the people are happy.  They arent moping about but they're getting on with they're life..people in britaion shud probably all see this then maybe ppl wud change..

anyway i gtg. going to have a wander round town with steve (irish), mike (american), Melanie (American), and an Australian Couple..

bye people xxx

ps sorry for spelling mistakes. i cant be fucked to sort em
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jennyp86 on

la la la
hey, sounds amazing! I've only just worked out what this bloody thing is so sorry i havent left a message earlier. Hope youre having an awesome time stevie b! x x x x

naomi_p on

im jealous!! hope its fun xxx

pricejoe on

if this user names taken i give up
how do skinner? and i thought blogs were just for squares! great idea mate, well enjoyed readin them, more please. sounds like ur enjoyin mate, how are the warm beers goin down fella?

and i agree with matt, a lions head would just give our house that certain je ne sais quoi

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