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Meat, Milk and Blood

About a month ago, I wrote on this blog that Africa was not “a place where it’s always acacia trees at sundown” or “potbellied children circled by flies”. 1,042 more words


“Do you like to sleep alone?”

Together, we all bumped across the Kenyan flatlands, heading towards the Mara, rough rutted tracks jostling us side-to-side.  When we reached the river camp, my two Aussie safari companions parted ways.  833 more words


Four people have been killed after suspected herders of Somali origin operating along the Kitui-Tana River County border attacked residents of Mandongoi location in Kyuso sub-county. 286 more words


4. De bruiloft van Wilson

Zo, het heeft even geduurd, maar dit zal het langste verslag zijn verwacht ik… Het bestaat namelijk uit 7 pagina’s…. (Helaas zijn er ongeveer 50 foto’s beschadigd geraakt en dit zijn uitgerekend de foto’s van de rituelen. 3,812 more words

Teaching at the school, helping at the orphanage and another thunderstorm

I woke up just before the wake up call at 6.30am. It was misty outside, only the second day it had been like that since we arrived. 670 more words


Climbing koppies, shopping in Malelane and baking scones

This morning we did some more weeding of the veggie patch before breakfast then it was our group’s turn to do the washing up. We were supposed to go into Malelane, but Manyatta had taken the Quantum we were meant to use. 570 more words


The Place I Stay Langata

What is happening in Nairobi, Kenya and other very fast growing expanding cities in East Africa and beyond?

The place where I stay, Langata, provides some clues… What was an urban forest, Ngong Forest, not so long ago, has been taken over by apartment buildings and large houses, filling up the land with cement, leaving no space for trees, gardens, parks, or children’s playgrounds. 404 more words