Nairobi, Kenya I wrote this story while working in Nairobi, but I held off on posting it because I didn’t want to scare people. However, reading back through it, I realize how much I changed while in Nairobi, and how quickly we adapt and become desensitized to our environment. My first month of walking home, … More A Walk on the Wild Side
Lamu, Kenya I spent one of my last weekends in Kenya moving from lounging on the beach to lounging on my balcony. Lamu is awful. Don’t come here. #alltomyself
Nairobi, Kenya With four weeks left in my fellowship, I’ve been daydreaming about what I’ll be most excited about when I get home. Looking at my list I’m a little embarrassed. It’s official. I’m a total yuppie. Go ahead and judge. I cannot wait to embrace my yuppieness in a month! Tap water … More What Do I Miss the Most?
Hell’s Gate, Kenya I spent the weekend, camping, hiking, biking, and rock climbing at Hell’s Gate, the park that The Lion King was modeled after. It’s one of the few parks in Kenya where you can walk/bike along side with the wild animals, because, despite what Disney says, there are no lions here. We … More Hell’s Gate: Picture Blog
Nairobi, Kenya This is not how I expected to spend my Friday night. In the dark, whispering with my roommates while peeking out one window to the next. I had heard about mob justice in Kenya. The guidebook even warns to be extremely careful before yelling ‘thief’. But I hadn’t expected to witness it so … More Mob Justice from my Apartment Window
An hour outside of Kisii, Kenya I arrived to a tiny, dusty roadside stand with three wooden stalls and a few locals hanging around. This was Matutu, a small village in Western Kenya. I hoped this Matutu anyway. There were no signs, and it isn’t on Google maps. A boda boda driver took me to … More Invasion of the Mzungu
Somewhere between Matutu and Kisii, Kenya I hugged Martha and Joyce goodbye as they put me on the matatu back to Kisii. We had spent all day together exploring their small village, Matutu. (Matutu, Matatu. Try saying that 10 times fast.) I was a little embarrassed when they insisted that people get out of … More Marriage Proposal on a Matatu