be warned, dear reader, that the attitude and mindset of this blogger is not particularly in a happy place as she sits down to type. sometimes it feels like the edges of reality are unstable--as if they are sheets of ice crumbling and falling into the fridge ocean. there are days that this insecurity is … Continue reading crumbling edges
when driving back to kotido from kampala this week i was pulled over by the ug traffic police just before the turn at kamdini...i was slowing down because 1) i was entering the trading center where people tend to be close to the road therefore being the 2) responsible thing to do and 3) i … Continue reading no, i wasn’t “over speeding”, officer.
lets just go ahead and get this out of the way: "hi, i'm thera, and i'm a lime juice addict." whilst in lamu, i totally acquired a lime-juice addiction and could probably give you the most intense critique regarding where the best sweet/tart/frothy juice could be found, for what price, and how many they are … Continue reading lamu-island-fun-times (one): hi my name is thera and i’m addicted to lime juice
live from brackenhurst retreat center, its the mcc/emm east-africa-retreat-talent-show: snarky version 8:02p.m. for the past half hour we have been engaged in a rousing group-quiz. division has been created between the countries of east africa by pitting them against one another to win points. how very mennonite! 8:08p.m. first up with real talent are the … Continue reading mcc/emm east africa talent show liveblog
in about the 13th or 14th century the town of gede was a bustling community on the kenyan coast near modern-day watamu. mysteriously, there are no written records that mention gede, and no one knows why everyone left (in what scholars deem as a planned evacuation as there was practically nothing left behind). gede through … Continue reading the ruins at gede
about a week ago, whilst scrounging the internet for somewhere to stay near malindi i stumbled across this darling little place called ecocamp. the more we perused the website and read about ecocamp, the more we were excited to stay there. the website insisted that there were no openings, but i wasn't willing to take … Continue reading ecocamp!
as far as overnight busses go i would rate our experience between nairobi and mombasa as not the best experience ever, but not the worst one either. interestingly enough, we left about an hour late but still arrived in mombasa earlier than expected. there is truly nothing like sitting on a bus at 5a.m. in … Continue reading vacay: two (mombasa is still steamy)
crossing borders in east africa is always an interesting experience. i have found that people really want to help me get through the border quickly, and sometimes will go out of their way to make this possible. yesterday, while crossing the kenya border with 3 friends from north america, i had such an experience. we … Continue reading vacay: one