Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nairobi or Bust!

I'm back from IST training in Nairobi. It was more of a 2 wk party
with a little training mixed in. My whole training group was together
again after 6 wks apart. We made the most of our time eating delicious
American style foods like pizza, burgers, salads, and sandwiches. We
went to see and pet exotic animals in the animal orphanages and
gathered around laptops to watch movies with our unlimited electricity
supply. We had two historic peace corps parties: the first ever peace
corps toga party and formal prom. Both were a success! And we learned
a bit about how to help our communities. I think we are each other's
best resources. I'm not a fan of Nairobi cuz it's just like America
and i didn't move to kenya to live like an american! Everyone speaks
english so i lose my swahili skills, it's super fast paced with a ton
of people, and the pollution is horrible. Now, back at my peaceful,
clean, small site i can relax. Sadly, i miss my kenyan family, but our
next vacation is being planned to see each other again!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Elephants!

We visited a elephant orphanage in Nairobi. We got to see them play and pet them! They were very cute!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My view

From my comfy corner of my dispensary watching the rain come down. :)

Rain Delay

Called on account of rain...Jilore rests today. Last night it rained
all night. Several times i awoke to the wonderful music of drops on my
tin roof. This morning the sky is still grey and cloud covered. Steady
rains have continued in light and heavy spurts. It's unsure of when it
will stop. The dispensary is slow as kenyans don't go out much if it's
raining. I'm seated at the corner of the dispensary enjoying this
lovely weather and wishing i had a tv and electricity so i could watch
the US Open right now. Just cuz it's one of those perfect days to do
so. The internet updates just aren't enough. But nonetheless, it's a
lazy day and i'm enjoying it kenyan style.... :)

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