Tag Archives: Kenya

obama obsession.

I have mentioned in previous entries the immense interest and pride I have witnessed when it comes to Barack Obama. He is celebrated and honored. There are a handful of popular songs featuring the American president that regularly play on … Continue reading

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more kenya.

Because I actually have a quick connection for once, some more photos from Kenyan vacation: dohnkeys in a village outside of Mombasa, carrying jerricans of water balancing our dhow while sailing around Lamu sunrise over Malindi ancient Gede Ruins fresh … Continue reading

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hell’s gate.

To start where I left off…Here’s some more about last month’s vacationing! The day after climbing Mount Longonot, we went to nearby Hell’s Gate National Park, where visitors are permitted to walk or bike through the park (instead of needing … Continue reading

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tiny tending the teeny.

(in a village on the Kenyan coast)

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up and around.

Mt. Longonot is a dormant volcano in Kenya’s Rift Valley.  A climb of Mt. Longonot’s slopes provided close encounters with herds of zebras and thorny acacia trees as well as spectacular views of the valley’s geological scars: ridges, craters, rifts, … Continue reading

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birthing blunder.

In the middle of a particularly long stretch of vacation travel in Kenya, extremely tired, dusty, sweaty, and a bit sick, we decided to pay the equivalent of about $1.50 to take showers in an extremely seedy hotel in Mombasa … Continue reading

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lamu.

Lamu is a stunningly beautiful place off the Kenyan coast where I was lucky to spend several days of vacation, drinking fresh fruit juices and eating Swahili spiced seafood and coconut rice. The town is quiet and peaceful, at once … Continue reading

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