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  • Voluntary working in KiberaOur last month of the Africa adventure was spent in Kenya, more exactly voluntary working in Kibera, more famous as the largest slum in Africa. Kibera is located in Nairobi and is made of 1,5 million people living in very Posted by Ebadis.AAAtrip in M&S AAA trip! | Apr 20, 2014
  • Week 14Monday We went to Kecheko in the morning. I went into the class with three older girls in Standard 7 (Evelin), Standard 8 (Mary) and Form 1 (Anne). Betty got me to stand up and teach the Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Apr 18, 2014
  • Week 13Monday Today was the last day with Alecia, Kristen and Gretchen. We visited the day care in the morning with colouring books, pens, balls and balloons that the Canadian girls had brought out with them. It was a really good morning Posted by katiebeckett in Working in Watamu, Kenya 2014 | Apr 18, 2014
  • LEAVING KENYAI did not intend to write or post today since we have no planned activities other than to leave our last location in Kenya and make the 9 hour journey to our first in Tanzania on the Serengeti. But, as Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Apr 17, 2014
  • BEST ZOO EVERI am going to try to keep this short because internet is limited but I have to share some of today’s pictures. I woke early to the most wonderful view from my veranda. I still can’t believe where we are. Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Apr 16, 2014
  • BIRTHDAY SURPRISES AND MAASAI WARRIORWe started our day with a wonderful surprise. Without us knowing, the staff at the lodge brought out a birthday cake for Jackson’s 14th birthday and broke out in song. It was so beautiful and heartfelt. We were all in Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Apr 16, 2014
  • 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
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