Monthly Archives: October 2011

Loving Korogocho

I never thought I’d fall in love with a slum.  When we got to Nairobi I was scared of going out there. I knew it would smell bad, that the sewers would open, and the people would be destitute.  Indeed, … Continue reading

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Kenyan Safari

We had a week for safari.  It was the perfect amount of time.  It was wonderful.  We explored the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and the Samburu.  We saw almost everything we were supposed to see, plus some extras. There were, … Continue reading

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Swahili Food

During our three weeks on Lamu we rented two rooms from Majid and his family. We got full board, eating three meals a day with them. Zainab, Majid’s mother, normally lives in Dubai, but luckily she was visiting at the … Continue reading

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Lamu Center of Preventative Health

Munib Mafazy grew up on Lamu.  He went to Chicago to become a nurse and is now a PhD candidate there.  When he came home to visit he received a lot of visitors, not just wishing him well but wishing … Continue reading

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