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Danielle goes to Africa

mzungu, how are you?

KENYA | Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | Views [301] | Comments [5]

So..I think people thought the last blog was it but im sitting at the airport with butterflies about leaving and about coming home...so I had to write one last journal! "Mzungu, how are you" are the four words ive heard the most over these past six ... Read more >


Livin on the Edge

KENYA | Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Views [299] | Comments [4]

How did my time here fly by so fast? It’s Sunday evening and I’m a bit on edge thinking about the fact that I leave in three days. I remember the first day I got here, stepped out of the cab and slowly started to see my expectations for Kenya ... Read more >


Indian Ocean Breeze

KENYA | Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | Views [381] | Comments [4]

When I called my dad for father’s day he complained that I hadn’t updated my blog in awhile so I figured I would fix that for him! Well, I just got back early this morning from a five day, four night stay in Diani which is near the coastal ... Read more >


Halfway Point

KENYA | Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | Views [264] | Comments [4]

Things have gotten a little interesting lately...I am now the only volunteer at th school and still no teacher. To be honest...it isnt so bad because I love the students. This week it has only been Martin and Collins because the other students are in ... Read more >


Volunteer/Tourist

KENYA | Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | Views [296] | Comments [4]

The past few days at the school have been fairly successful! I discovered a small canvas and paint so I decided we should make a little painting as a souvenir I could take home from the students. I don’t know about you but I love making handprints ... Read more >


WEEP

KENYA | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Views [233] | Comments [1]

Today I went with my friend Liz to her volunteer program at the WEEP center which stands for Women's Equality Empowerment Program. It is in Kibera as well and actually only a few doors down from my school...just thought I'd get another perspective for ... Read more >


Outreach/Safari (Warning: It's a long one)

KENYA | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Views [327] | Comments [4]

I don’t even know how to start this other than...I just had five of the most incredible days of my life. Now, I know I’m only 19 so how much of life have I really seen but I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around just that: I’... Read more >


Monkey Whisperer

KENYA | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Views [1277] | Comments [7]

The past two days I have made a great deal of progress in my life...I walked home from the slum by myself and to the cafe by myself WITHOUT GETTING LOST. For anyone who knows me, they should be very proud because I get lost everywhere and anywhere..... Read more >


It pays to know a Kenyan in Kenya (cont)

KENYA | Monday, 20 May 2013 | Views [302] | Comments [6]

My phone freaked out on me...sorry for the abrupt end to the other post! Anyways...my other meals all included rice and kale and then chipati, beef, and lentils. His mother is an incredible cook!  I learned a few things about Kenyam culture over ... Read more >


It pays to know a Kenyan in Kenya

KENYA | Monday, 20 May 2013 | Views [266] | Comments [3]

This past weekend I traveled to a small town outside of Lake Victoria...I would tell you the name but I know I would butcher the spelling but it is about 8 hours from Nairobi by bus. Yes, it was a full day of traveling but I found it quite fun. For example, ... Read more >


Kibera

KENYA | Thursday, 16 May 2013 | Views [329] | Comments [4]

Today I started work in the Kibera slum. As the second biggest slum in Africa, it has roughly 3 million people in 2.5 square kilometers. So yes, to sat it is crowded is an understatement. To give you an idea of living costs, it is about 300 shillings ... Read more >


Orientation

KENYA | Thursday, 16 May 2013 | Views [308] | Comments [1]

Struggle of the day: apparently I didnt bring my bath towel...woops! It's ok though I haven't been able to shower yet since being here...but on the bright side I just purchased a fine Kenyan towel! Phew...crisis avoided.  Today we had orientation ... Read more >


Etranger

KENYA | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | Views [335] | Comments [2]

Kenya! So nice to finally meet you! Culture shock doesn't come close to describing my few hour experience in Nairobi so far.  The traffic  is insane, the driving is chaotic but you somehow know you wont crash, the pollution is suffocating, ... Read more >


Ethiopia

USA | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | Views [230]

Well, no turning back now! After a long few flights I am FINALLY in Africa. Im not quite in Kenya yet but at this point...a two hour flight sounds like a piece of cake. The flight consisted of multiple children screaming...running up and down the ... Read more >


One Leg Down...Two to Go

USA | Monday, 13 May 2013 | Views [348] | Comments [1]

With one flight under my belt i now have the 13 hour flight to ethiopia which...by the sounds of the airport gate...will include a small screaming child. It's at a time like this I wish I was a baby whisperer! Really the only update I have is that we ... Read more >


Let's go to Kenya!

USA | Monday, 13 May 2013 | Views [306] | Comments [4]

Tonight I embark on a 28 hour journey to Nairobi Kenya where I will be spending six weeks working at a school for children with disabilities as well as an HIV/AIDS prevention program. I don't think it has even hit me yet what I'm getting myself into.... Read more >


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