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Trip: Africa

There are [8] stories from my trip: Africa


A beautiful poverty

MALAWI | Thursday, 7 May 2009 | Views [845] | Comments [1]

Entering Malawi, all i knew was that it was one of the poorest countries yet hosted some of Africa's friendliest people. It only takes an hour in Malawai before you realise the latter is true. Walking across the border into another country is always ... Read more >

Tags: lake, malawi, nyassa


Paradisiacal Heaven

TANZANIA | Thursday, 7 May 2009 | Views [710]

After a sad farewell to Maasailand and my amazing host family, i jumped on a plane headed to Zanzibar. The plane ride was more like a bus trip. The plane begins in Kisumu, in northern Kenya, and flies to Nairobi where it drops off a few people, picks ... Read more >

Tags: beach, paje, tanzania, zanzibar


You never leave

KENYA | Thursday, 7 May 2009 | Views [719] | Comments [1]

Maasailand is behind me. But it is not a thing of the past. It will NEVER be a thing of the past. Because while all these problems still exist, i will not just 'remember' my time there. No matter where I am in the world, there is always something i can ... Read more >

Tags: kenya, maasai, volunteer


You can't change the world in a month

KENYA | Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [1259] | Comments [5]

There are too few words to use to describe the beauty of our home. Yes it was ridiculously hot. Yes it was dry. Yes people were poor. Yes it was remote. No there was no electricity, running water or paved roads. But everything it was missing was what ... Read more >

Tags: kenya, maasai, volunteer


The road to Maasailand

KENYA | Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [821]

I dont know why, but the night before I left to go to my placement, I thought i would sleep like a baby, dreaming of all the ways i would be a star volunteer. I think i slept for 45 minutes. 9am, time to hit the road. Our transport: 9 seater mini van.... Read more >

Tags: kajiado, kenya, maasai, volunteer


First Impressions...

KENYA | Saturday, 21 Mar 2009 | Views [1062] | Comments [1]

Preparing for this "trip", I began to think of certain luxuries, and everyday decisions we are faced with, and began to wonder if they exist where I was going. Not because I hoped they existed, but more so a curiosity of the unknown. Simple ... Read more >

Tags: amsterdam, kenya, maasai, nairobi


The Plan...

KENYA | Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | Views [897] | Comments [1]

As long as i can remember, I have wanted to go to Africa. Actually, i remember the exact moment i decided i would one day embark on a trip to the worlds second largest continent. It was whilst watching the opening scene to The Lion King. But what ... Read more >

Tags: help, kenya, maasai, volunteer


"The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it"

KENYA | Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | Views [1162] | Comments [1]

From national parks to clustered slums. From pristine coastlines to baron desert plains. From western hotels to maasai clay hutts. From one baobab to the other... Africa here i come. "The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, ... Read more >

Tags: africa, kenya, maasai, nairobi, volunteer