Monthly Archives: July 2012

The trip home from the library

Around 4 o’clock we left Kikule for Nairobi, with Chris in the driver’s seat of the 4 wheel drive Suzuki, his ability to drive using a stick shift,  improving with every kilometre, along the bumpy dusty roads of eastern province. … Continue reading

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A trip to the library!

Friday night I arrived (early) in Nairobi after sleeping most of the way from France, and the customs officer loved my new passport Although he fired 9 or 10 questions at me, took a photograph and finger printed me twice!! … Continue reading

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Greetings from Charles de Gaulle

The clock on my laptop says 2:31am and my watch says 8:31am. I’m in Paris on what looks like it is going to be a beautiful day. Haven’t been here for 22 years and I’m eyeing up the pain au … Continue reading

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Brothers and teamwork

Sorry for disappearing for a few days! Between the 21 hours of travelling time to get home, getting caught up with friends and family, not having slept in the same bed two nights in a row for the past week, … Continue reading

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Cross country drive

I have to tell you about my drive across the country on Sunday. I was picked up about 6:45 by Ludo, the other piki piki driver who gives us lifts sometimes. He has a big, comfy motorcycle and since I … Continue reading

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The pig workshop and an idyllic dusty sunset ride

A few more pictures before I sleep. Here are a few from the pig workshop I held on Wednesday.                                     As I came … Continue reading

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Fun times in Nairobi

Since I first came to Kenya in 2010 I’ve been hearing about Nairobi the bad. Where people will grab your cell phone right out of your hand as you walk along the street, carjackings, kidnappings, murders, traffic accidents….and the list … Continue reading

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Some photos from the past weeks

I’m writing from Nairobi! Hanging out at Flo’s place for a couple of days, getting caught up, making plans for later this summer when we go to Kikule, opening a TWS account in Kenya to make handling finance easy, and … Continue reading

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You win some you lose some (crop labs don’t dry blood)

You know, I’m learning a lot on this trip about myself, Kenyan culture, ways to become part of a community I am new to and today I learned about how not to do research. You see I had a number … Continue reading

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A tough day with a nice ending

I was doing some work on my computer yesterday, finalizing the 50 page document we wrote that outlines the information gathered from 3 focus groups and 6 workshops at one of the nearby schools that I’m involved with this summer … Continue reading

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