Category Archives: East Africa

“See the Love in Every Eye”

Five of my current students are Spanish speakers. They all understand and speak English equally well as Spanish, and in some cases even better, but their bilingualism sets them apart from the rest of the students. Some of these kids … Continue reading

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Easter in Hawaii

While most of the island took the day off, as well as the two previous days, my neighbors, Jesse and Sam, and I decided to make a little extra money this morning. Before this weekend, I wasn’t sure how I … Continue reading

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Wandering the Highlands

I am so glad that this photo was taken. After almost three weeks of being at the orphanage, my three friends and I wandered through the Highlands to a place where a matatu (bus/taxi) picked us up and brought us … Continue reading

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Three Weeks Later: Unpacking the Experience

Ah, it’s hard to believe the amount of time that has passed since my return to the United States, and at the same time it feels like a life time ago that I was peeling crying children off of the … Continue reading

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A Final Kenyan Morning Breaks

this computer that i’m on doesn’t seem to like the shift key, but i think i can handle that. sadly, this is my final post from a crappy internet cafe computer in kenya. thank you for following what little of … Continue reading

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Back In Kenya

Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa” produced six days of truly magnificent African experiences, but we decided to leave a day early and head back to Kenya. We just got in off of the overnight bus a few hours ago. I’m … Continue reading

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After a 15 hour overnight train ride from Mombasa to Nairobi on Thursday night and then a 13 hour overnight bus ride last night, we have officially arrived in Uganda. We are staying with a man who runs a local … Continue reading

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