Category Archives: Travel

Saying goodbye….again

The past three weeks I’ve spent in Nairobi with my 25+ brothers. Instead of writing about what I’ve been learning, I’ve just been enjoying the moment, the conversations, and the fellowship. But now, it’s time. Again. It’s time to say … Continue reading

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I’d rather be pregnant

Yup, that thought crossed my mind in the short break I had before the pain continued. I figured in the two and a half hours of excruciating, writhing pain with no end in sight (at the moment) giving birth had … Continue reading

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Sand between my toes

I needed to get out. The introverted, tired side of me said to stay. The extroverted side was tired of one day cooped up in a room with A/C even if I wasn’t feeling great. But I was tired of … Continue reading

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The African Way

Sitting on the doorstep of my friend’s two room house, I watch the evening roll in. The air cooled and a slight breeze took away the earlier oppressive heat. The stars came out and twinkled as small puffy clouds were … Continue reading

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How many countries can you touch in one day?

After Rwanda, we flew to Bujumbura, Burundi which was quite different. I basically spent one night there as I left the following evening at midnight for a two week Language Learning Acquisition Course in Morogoro, Tanzania. The answer to my … Continue reading

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Things to remember when traveling

It’s my first day in a week long visit to Kigali, Rwanda. We landed in Entebbe, Uganda on a layover to a shout/trill by a bunch of women travelers/pilgrims follow by a spontaneous African call and response chorus. Made me … Continue reading

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Acid burn or Go native?

I saw it crawling across the floor. It looked like an ant and the Floridian reacted. My bare foot was lifted and moving to crush it when in the split second I remembered… The Nairobi Eye. It looks like an … Continue reading

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I heard the city roar

Central African Republic was playing Ethiopia the other day. Football of course for the uninitiated…and for the un-uninitiated I mean soccer. Teddy and Mohammed were in the room watching the game while I was in the kitchen cooking for everyone. … Continue reading

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Never ending adventures

One could say that every time you step foot in public transportation overseas it’s just that – an adventure. Today, my task was to take my team from our guest house to the office by public transport. I have gone … Continue reading

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It’s a little different here…

I moved. Again. Four and a half months of travel continue. I’m hanging in there but, yes!, I’m ready to have a place to call home. This move was to a guest house closer to the area where we hope … Continue reading

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