In Kenya: email to Mom number 1

BY ONEIKA RAYMOND

hey momma!

got to kenya safe and sound yesterday morning after a 14 hour flight where our tv screens didn’t work!! upon arrival at our hotel we hired an (overpriced!) driver to take us around for the day. we went to a giraffe park where these big, cute giraffes licked my hand and took some really good pictures. then went to a traditional kenyan village we we bought tickets to a show that featured traditional kenyan dancing. i ate some damn good bbq chicken that had me licking my fingers (don’t worry, i washed them after the giraffe licked them)…

having fun so far! i am told that i look like i could be kenyan, from the southern part which is awesome but my friend, who is white as snow, blue eyed, and tow-headed, is getting tons of stares. i am secretly laughing on the inside cuz irony of this role reversal (where i am “normal” with my nappy hair and dark skin) is too sweet LOL. yes, i am evil. i love peoples accents, clothes, and hairstyles, though i have counted far too many weaves and have seen far too many people who bleach their skin (telltale signs being their light faces and hands a few shades darker).

after the village and dancing, we got our driver to bring us to the convenience store where i commenced a harried search for contact lense solution (which seems to not exist here). looks like i will be wearing my glasses the whole trip. boo. at least my new tortoise-shell pair (acquired in china 2 weekends ago for less than $20 USD) are kinda cute. got back to the hotel and promptly set up my mosquito net (yes the rooms have them, attached to the ceiling and you must spread them out over the bed so the damn mozzies wont get in… malaria is no joke here)… kinda freaky. we’ve been taking our anti-malaria pills but so far i havent had crazy dreams just yet (one of the apparent side effects).

going to the market today, then starting the safari tomorrow. internet will be scant but will try to write when i can.

love, from your child!

SHARING IS CARING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

48 Comments

  • Wow, wow, wow!! Man, I can't wait to visit the mudder-ship! Can't wait 'til you post pics!! Did you get to Senegal by any chance? Goree Island? Maybe I missed it. Do wild animals smell bad? LOL!

    Reply
  • That was a great trip however next time do a bit more research like where to get the contact lenses?? Lyntons Pharmacy next to the Hilton(a landmark in Nairobi i'm sure you saw it)You can get the lenses and the solution there.
    There's internet everywhere and you can do it from your phone.Next time buy a sim card and you can reload your airtime to the amount you can afford and get internet on the go.
    How come you missed all the nice spots the National Park, Safari Walk, The National Museum etc? Next time you drop by try these places:)

    Reply
  • Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful
    blog!

    Reply
  • Great site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours
    these days. I seriously appreciate people like
    you! Take care!!

    Reply
  • Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually recognize what you are talking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Please also talk over with my site =).
    We could have a hyperlink change contract between us

    Reply
  • Have you ever considered creating an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?

    I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to
    have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers
    would enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

    Reply
  • These are genuinely great ideas in about blogging. You have touched some good points here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.

    Reply
  • Its like you learn my mind! You seem to grasp a lot approximately
    this, such as you wrote the ebook in it or something.
    I think that you can do with a few p.c. to power the message house
    a bit, however other than that, that is excellent blog.
    An excellent read. I will certainly be back.

    Reply
  • Excellent way of describing, and fastidious article to
    take data about my presentation topic, which i am going to deliver in college.

    Reply
  • Hey very cool web site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Superb ..
    I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds also?
    I am glad to find a lot of useful information right here within the post, we need develop extra techniques on this regard,
    thanks for sharing. . . . . .

    Reply
  • Hiya! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site
    mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when viewing from my
    apple iphone. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct
    this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Thank you!

    Reply
  • Hi there to all, for the reason that I am genuinely keen of reading this weblog’s post to be updated on a regular basis. It includes fastidious data.|

    Reply
  • Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you
    penning this write-up and also the rest of the website is very good.

    Reply
  • Its like you read my thoughts! You seem to grasp so much about this, such as
    you wrote the e-book in it or something. I believe that you just could do with some % to power the message home a little bit, but instead of that, that is wonderful
    blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

    Reply
  • I’m very happy to discover this great site.
    I wanted to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!!
    I definitely enjoyed every part of it and i also have you
    saved to fav to look at new things in your website.

    Reply
  • Fantastic web site. A lot of helpful information here.

    I am sending it to some pals ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thank you in your sweat!

    Reply
  • Awesome blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of
    any forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article?

    I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get feedback
    from other experienced people that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

    Many thanks!

    Reply
  • I was very pleased to find this web site. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this particularly wonderful read!!
    I definitely liked every little bit of it and i also have you book marked to see new information on your web site.

    Reply
  • Thanks for finally talking about > In Kenya: email to Mom number 1
    – Oneika the Traveller < Loved it!

    Reply
  • I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant
    for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a
    designer to create your theme? Exceptional work!

    Reply
  • Greetings! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now and finally got
    the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Tx!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the good job!

    Reply
  • Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really loved browsing your blog
    posts. In any case I will be subscribing in your feed and
    I hope you write again very soon!

    Reply
  • I for all time emailed this web site post page to all my contacts, for the reason that if like to read it after that my contacts will too.

    Reply
  • I visited several web pages except the audio feature for audio
    songs present at this site is really superb.

    Reply
  • Hi, i believe that i saw you visited my website
    thus i came to go back the choose?.I’m attempting to find issues
    to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to make use of a few of your ideas!!

    Reply
  • Definitely believe that that you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet the easiest factor to take into
    accout of. I say to you, I definitely get irked even as
    folks think about concerns that they just don’t understand about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the top as well as outlined out the
    whole thing without having side effect , other folks can take
    a signal. Will likely be back to get more.
    Thank you

    Reply
  • Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m
    impressed! Extremely helpful information specially the last part 🙂
    I care for such info much. I was seeking this certain info for a very long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

    Reply
  • continuously i used to read smaller articles or reviews which also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this paragraph which I am reading here.

    Reply
  • We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our whole
    community will be grateful to you.

    Reply
  • Very good blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a
    paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused ..

    Any tips? Cheers!

    Reply
  • When someone writes an piece of writing he/she keeps the plan of a user in his/her brain that how
    a user can understand it. So that’s why this paragraph is outstdanding.
    Thanks!

    Reply
  • Hi there, I log on to your blog regularly. Your writing style is awesome,
    keep doing what you’re doing!

    Reply
  • Admiring the hard work you put into your site and in depth information you offer.

    It’s good to come across a blog every once
    in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material.
    Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your
    RSS feeds to my Google account.

    Reply
  • Having read this I believed it was rather informative.
    I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this information together.

    I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

    Reply
  • hello there and thank you for your information – I have definitely
    picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise several technical points using
    this web site, since I experienced to reload the site
    a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly.

    I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if advertising
    and marketing with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for much more of your respective
    exciting content. Ensure that you update this again soon.

    Reply
  • Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it,
    you will be a great author. I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back at some point.
    I want to encourage yourself to continue your great
    job, have a nice day!

    Reply
  • This piece of writing is really a nice one it assists new
    web users, who are wishing in favor of blogging.

    Reply
  • Everyone loves it when folks come together and share
    thoughts. Great site, continue the good work!

    Reply
  • It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to
    this fantastic blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and
    adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to
    fresh updates and will talk about this website with
    my Facebook group. Talk soon!

    Reply
  • Appreciating the hard work you put into your website and in depth information you present.
    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material.
    Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.