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  • I WANT A HIPPOPATAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS....I am writing this just as I have finished a delicious Indian buffet lunch at The Flamingo Tented Camp at Lake Nakuru. It was served with custom made Naan bread cooked in front of us in a Tandor oven Yes, Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Apr 14, 2014
  • NECKING WITH GIRAFFES AND ELEPHANT ORPHANAGEI can’t believe that I ever said that I just wanted to get out of Nairobi. We have the most wonderful day. This was the first official day of our tour and we were picked up by our driver at Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Apr 13, 2014
  • JAMBO FROM NAIROBIJambo! Reporting in from sunny Nairobi. We had a great trip here outside of the dreadful 3 hour layover in Halifax and 8 hours in Montreal but that is the result of a cheap airfare. I have decided it might Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Apr 12, 2014
  • THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT TRAVELThere is something about travel. Something about what it does to you even before you take off. Before any trip, you have to consider the destination, the culture, the temperature and in turn determine what you will need to Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Apr 6, 2014
  • Week 12Monday My bags are packed and I'm ready to go! We went straight to the scho Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Apr 6, 2014
  • Week 11Monday I didn’t feel great. It took me a couple of attempts to get out of bed and a couple more to force some Weetabix down. I gave Alex Ally’s thank you card and dropped in to give Shiru hers too. Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Mar 30, 2014
  • Week 10Monday I awoke at 6.50 and was out the house by 7.10. I retraced yesterday’s steps and ran along the park fence and up the hill with the masts. Here’s the view from our house: [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/650322/large_90_Photo_17-03-2014 Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Mar 23, 2014
  • Week 9Monday Monday, Monday, Monday. Ally’s last official day at the projects. At the medical centre Ally went to ANC and I went to outpatients and dressings. I asked to do an IV injection (I’ve only seen them done before) which I Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Mar 18, 2014
  • Week 8Monday Dragging myself out of bed, I ate my 4 daily Weetabix’s and slept walked to the matatus. At the medical centre we found 4 ladies in labour ward! 2 of them were in false labour but the other 2 were Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Mar 7, 2014
  • Week 7Monday In outpatients I sat in on Dr Asca’s clinic. She is a very non-expressive woman who looked incredible bored, tired and irritated with each case. I didn’t learn much as a result. Still, I took the manual blood pressure of Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Mar 3, 2014
  • Week 6Monday I got to see my third delivery of another little girl! I’ve yet to see a baby boy being born. We don’t know her name but I’ll be sure to mention it when we get to see the m Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Mar 3, 2014
  • February 18th -last day I was very teary leaving the school. Charity wanted me to come to the Junior School assembly so they could say good-bye and I just lost it when the children filing out started to hug me – both boys Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Feb 18, 2014
  • Saturday It took us all day Friday to shift the books and half way through we had to shift again and the first 8 shelves are still too full. I snapped and softly yelled (students were in the library) at Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Feb 15, 2014
  • Week 5Monday Monday was a brilliant day! In the morning I went to Outpatients and Ally went to the ANC. I saw a few children with dehydration, a patient with allergic conjunctivitis, a pregnant woman with eclampsia and a school girl with Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Feb 13, 2014
  • Thursday Bad cold. I have spent much of the last 3 afternoons sleeping. Ordinarily I would just endure but since I fly out soon I want this over so today I went to the nurse’s office and sat with Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Feb 12, 2014
  • Kenya:Nairobi National Park: Birds, Baboons and Baby AnimalsAfter Ruby's volunteering in the Masai Mara we were ready to explore Nairobi National Park (which we had skipped on our last trip to Kenya). This is quite possibly the only national park located inside a major city! Posted by Tony.Ruby in Ruby and Tony - Around the World | Nov 11, 2013
  • American Gods I just finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The whole book is such an interesting premise – that all the people who came to America brought their old gods and that they are still here even though they aren’t Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Feb 10, 2014
  • The beginning of the last week I am worn out from making samosas and seem to have promised to participate in a girls’ night out Friday. I am also worn out from the constant stream of chatter from Tabitha and her daughter, Emily. Tabitha Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Feb 10, 2014
  • Week 403/02/14 Week 4 begins! Monday morning didn’t go as smoothly as we’d have liked. We smashed the glass in the fridge after leaving a heavy pot of boiling water on the shelf, found out the fridge is leaking, Ally had a Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Feb 8, 2014
  • Week 3Just to let you know, in case you think I haven’t updated in a while, I’ve been adding on to the previous entry for the past week. I haven’t been very good at keeping a record this week so I’ll just Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Feb 7, 2014
  • Visiting state schools I was just heading out in the dark to toss my empty box of wine onto the garbage pit and the minister walked up to greet me. I kept the box behind my back feeling very guilty even though Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Feb 6, 2014
  • 4th week I have reached that point in a trip where I am ready to go home but I know that in a few days I will be ready to stay for months. I had another 2 nights at Sandai – Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Feb 4, 2014
  • I have no idea what the date is Today it poured briefly and, of course, I had laundry out and was at the wrong campus so running home was useless. Came home to find my sweet neighbor had taken in my clothes. Good thing the top Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Jan 29, 2014
  • Beginning of the third week I washed clothes, cleaned the bathroom, swept and washed the floors, changed the sheets for the soft eyelet ones I remember from 10 years ago and did it to the sound of music from the chapel and the rumble of Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Jan 27, 2014
  • 2 Weeks The last two days have been exhausting. In 10 days a contingent arrives from the States – Debbie who runs Reader to Reader (the organization which is responsible for my being here), other people from Atlanta and Ashley Bryan, Posted by madrona38 in Kenya and beyond 2011 | Jan 26, 2014
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