Monthly Archives: August 2010

“Like America in the 1880’s”

Hall & Oats blared from the bus. With spirits in good shape and a rural adventure ahead, our voices sang loud. “On a night when bad dreams become a screamer When they’re messin’ with a dreamer I can laugh it … Continue reading

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the hospital

Before heading to our homestays exploring the Nairobi hospital was on our agenda. As we walked in every single one of my muscles cringed. Electricity pumped through my veins but I felt paralyzed at the same time. I hate hospitals, … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart in Kenya?

Exploring the town of Karen enlivened the collision of modern and traditional. First, we saw modernity as we went to the bank to get Kenyan shillings. The exchange rate is 78 KSH to $1 so we did pretty well. Then … Continue reading

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“be” Kenya, love Chai

I am 7,192 miles away from Boston. But the name of this blog translates to: be Kenya. So, if I am going to “be” Kenya I have to learn how things work around here. Distance makes things different so I … Continue reading

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Felt right

Two red eyes in a row made our trip to Kenya feel exponentially longer than it should have. Yes, we were traveling for more than 24 hours but the trip felt much longer than that. I did get to meet … Continue reading

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Kenya, I’m coming

“You’ve gotta twist on your own,” Gram said to me yesterday. I sat with she and Mom in our backyeard as Dedham’s summer heat soaked into my skin. Sweat from my last run in the US (for a while at … Continue reading

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