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Trip: Guided by our universe

There are [25] stories from my trip: Guided by our universe


compare & contrast KE UG TZ

USA | Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | Views [1097] | Comments [1]

these are compare and contrast questions i have been asked often throughout the journey. all answers are only my opinion and do not necessarily pose true data best traditional food UGANDA matoke (green bananas) with leafy vegetables and groundnut ... Read more >


my final journey in africa 2010, and now back to the USA

USA | Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | Views [630]

for nearly 2 weeks i worked with the orphan kiddos making amazing crafts mostly beads. they were fascinated by the meditation they reached as they strung bright beads onto string and metal in order to create masterpeice accessories. i attempted ... Read more >

Tags: beading, congo refugees, home, kenya, kin initiative, tanzania, uganda


art with street kids bangin bucks!, pangani island, muslim lessons, maasai visits, kampala, congo

UGANDA | Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | Views [1041] | Comments [2]

it was time to leave the beloved moshi,,,so sad. but i think i have learned a lot on this volunteer travelling adventure and i finally feel like i made a dent in the community developement of the street kids. while at the street childrens center i ... Read more >

Tags: al shabob, beads, congo, kampala, maasai, muslim, pangani


moshi town,night clubs, maasai art, world cup

TANZANIA | Sunday, 27 Jun 2010 | Views [1121]

i usually plan these journals but this is on the fly as i im in a rush with this new job ive picked up. moshi town is amazing. i have been able to walk freely amongst kili's hills , watch wonderful waterfalls drip from her rocky surface and lounge ... Read more >

Tags: africa, african art with kids, futbol, ghana, la liga night club, maasai, world cup


i was warned, stuck on the boarder, & arrival to tanzania--bliss

TANZANIA | Sunday, 16 May 2010 | Views [909] | Comments [1]

i was told before i came to africa that i must adjust to the africa time. you know 1pm means any time after lunch...maybe even 5pm. i was adjusting well but i couldn't help but get frustrated by my latest experience in nairobi. i had been back to the ... Read more >

Tags: boarder, congo refugees, kilamanjaro, street children, tanzania


the house of poo, composting, broken eardrum

KENYA | Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | Views [893] | Comments [1]

i crossed the boarder with ease as i stepped back into kenya only to leave my baghdadi friend on the other side denied by ugandan reps. so sorry for him but smiling that im back and rested. customs always gets my heart beating but this time i had a ... Read more >

Tags: compost, congo, ear drum, granny, kenya, poop house, smearing, yala


caning children, ju ju magic, ancient sewing

UGANDA | Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | Views [1860]

i wanted to add my final thoughts of uganda as i was rushed on my last entry. to speak of the caning. we all know this existed in our parents time. you know they say "when i was a kid...they used a big paddle...etc". the reality doesnt quite ... Read more >

Tags: black magic, caning children, juju magic, sewing machine, uganda


finals, art projects for online store and back to kenya

UGANDA | Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | Views [540] | Comments [1]

Today is the big day, im travelling on back to the rehlm of luos. Im an hour or so away from boarding the bus to kisumu and I sit here meditating on the adventures ive spend here in Uganda. They’ve been more memorable and extreme with their filling ... Read more >

Tags: cheap volunteer, kenya, kin initiative, kininitiative.org, uganda, volunteer uganda


ever forward never backward & selling our Kin art

UGANDA | Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | Views [890] | Comments [2]

Since my trip to the Nile, i have been pretty mellow as I returned back to the kin house compound. Upon arriving late night in the dark bumpy trails on back of a boda nearly falling off a few times as my 50lb pack weighed me down…I sighed in ... Read more >

Tags: art, boda, empowerment, guitar, love passion, uganda, words of thought


leaving the nile, back to kinhouse

UGANDA | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [611] | Comments [3]

After 15days in Lugazi area, I headed east for a Nile River adventure. Crossing the water via a large bridge, I breathed deep with excitement. A few hours later, there I was on board a raft with 5 other Mzungus and a guide from South Africa. Our first ... Read more >


Kitega community center,,,,rafting the nile!

UGANDA | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [885] | Comments [2]

  I decided to take a venture out of Kampala district and headed for the Lugazi area to a town called Kitega…pronounced Chitega . Our first days there took us out to do home visits with parents of the Katungulu (nearby village) children. ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, jinja, luganda, nile, soul, uganda, white water rafting


Padre's Farm

UGANDA | Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | Views [689] | Comments [2]

ust wanted to check in about a beautiful experience i just had last weekend. and to let you know about this amazing opportunity to come live for free while you farm on this amazing tropical paradise of banana and pineapple mango and avocado plants ... Read more >

Tags: banana, farm, organic, pineapple, travel


leaving KENYA ...arrival in UGANDA

UGANDA | Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | Views [521]

It’s been so long since my last entry and transitions of great magnitude have occurred. On a lighthearted side, I celebrated Christmas with a bang of the Congolese drums and rumba rhythms of the luo. On the eve the 6 roommates and I headed to ... Read more >

Tags: dancing, kampala, simmers, uganda


water & electricity...a luxury? uganda?

KENYA | Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [789]

id never considered candlelight as anything other than an added romantic substance or a relaxing vibe for a massage session. but for the last month ive realized theres no luxury in 8boys and 2 girls crowded around a candle to read a book and eat your ... Read more >

Tags: poverty, simplicity, swahili, uganda


the cogo families get a surprize and some african contrasts

KENYA | Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | Views [694] | Comments [1]

so this week has been one of the most fulfilling yet. i had a great time playing with the kids here at faith christian school and loved working on the art for their teaching aids. but when i realized the congo situation i just couldnt sit back and ... Read more >


i thought id seen it all....

KENYA | Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | Views [678] | Comments [5]

i spoke of poverty a few months ago but ill admit i spoke too soon. i arrive in nairobi and am ready to start my volunteer work in the so called 'orphanage here in nairobi called 'faith christian'. i show up two days early to check the place out and ... Read more >


i have the land, now i start building?

KENYA | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | Views [743] | Comments [9]

great news, the coordinators husband came into town to visit and asked a simple question: how are things going, i usually check in to see what ideas, or proposals volunteers have? should i tell him this huge concept id though of for hours on end ... Read more >

Tags: land, organic


purchasing land...mama na dada community garden MNDCG

KENYA | Saturday, 3 Oct 2009 | Views [927] | Comments [2]

so the big news...if the tides work out correctly i will be having land in kunya village. the idea: purchase 2acres of land (1acre=600usd), use the land to grow food sustainably through permaculture design and deliver the food to the mama na dad ... Read more >

Tags: farm, future, grants, help, jobs, travel


field work, home work, raining fish!

KENYA | Saturday, 3 Oct 2009 | Views [1591] | Comments [1]

karibu all! loads to tell ya, tuesday was fatastic. i went into the fields to work with the guardians. most had no shoes, one woman had only 1 of shoe, they were all in skirts. i showed up in pants and boots...a little overdressed id say. anyway ... Read more >

Tags: children, farm, food, inspiration, kids, land, love, poverty, seeds


News from the project

KENYA | Sunday, 27 Sep 2009 | Views [812] | Comments [2]

jambo, i bring smiles from the kids and families here. thank you to all of you who are trying to help support the people here. sounds like i have many friends at the lorax, the t family, the eugene family, and blood family who are working so hard ... Read more >

Tags: beans, food, kiddos, love, maize, peace


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