A few days ago I wrote a post about enjoying the journey. Well, I’m now in Kenya after over 24 hours of travelling and I thought I’d share some of the observations I made and the thoughts I had along the way.
I travel with a disability/medical condition, and it’s not easy. But it’s far from impossible. With the right attitude and a bit of forward planning, it’s possible to follow my heart across the globe.
“The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” It’s time to head back to Kenya and my heart is singing. I’m committed to making the most of the wonderful opportunities that I have.
Today I have departed Kenya once again. I’m already desperate to return. My heart beats to an African drum…I’m not really going home.
Medical emergencies when I’m in a developing country like Kenya have always been a fear of mine. On Sunday it became a reality. But was it really that bad? From the fears of the illness to fears of hospital standards, there was a lot on my mind. Yet good things can always come from those difficult situations.
Soysambu Conservancy – a great place for a field trip for the children of Future Stars Development and Rescue Centre in Kibera. From 100 toasted sandwiches to a smoking bus, a sheep that’s mistaken for an elephant, and a lot of exhausted children, it was a day to remember.
Time to get back to Future Stars, to see the children, to distribute Chaffinch donations, and to find out what has been happening since my last visit. Oh, and an introduction to Kiberan medical care courtesy of a rusty nail. Also, what happens when a government inspector tells children that they can’t come to school any more?
I’m back in Nairobi. Back in Kibera. I’m not going to say too much about the past couple of days…
A fun day spent snorkelling in Kisite Marine Park off the Kenyan coast. The Indian Ocean is stunning! Also on the agenda was a visit to an island village and a history lesson about slave trading in the caves of Shimoni.