Category Archives: Kenya


One of the big things that has changed now that we’re home is how much time we spend driving.  Bill and I are not happy about it.  Granted we don’t drive much.  We tend to bike to work and school. … Continue reading

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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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Swahili Wedding

Our hosts here in Kenya were excited when they were able to obtain tickets for us for the two nights of a Swahili wedding.  We were excited, too, but had no idea what would happen.  This was nothing like an … Continue reading

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