Nairobi – city life and visiting the giraffe centre

I spent my last few days in Nairobi with Sarha, Anne, James and Urbanus. It was indeed some great days enjoying some big-city life and walking in the wonderful parks. We stayed in Africana, and had a good laugh about the rooms….the shower and the toilet worked in both – not too bad! My bed … Continue reading

Last weeks in Kenya

I continued straight to Malindi when I got back from Tanzania, and then I stayed at a nice hotel outside the city centre, close to the village of my friends. It was so nice and quiet there, and the room was kind of cool compared to the wall of heat that met me once I … Continue reading

The kenyan coast – Mombasa and Diani beach

Arriving in the heat of Mombasa was not too bad after I spent some days in almost 40 degrees in the desert. I stayed in the Beracha guesthouse, which is an ok place in the middle of everything, and not too expensive. I met with my friend Ken the next day, and had a great … Continue reading

A small visit to the wild again.

The rough guide initiates its description of Lodwar like this: “For most Kenyans, mention of Lodwar conjures up remote and outlandish images of the badlands, an aberrant place where anything could befall you. And the Turkana District capital is, to put it mildly, a wild town.” Well, its not really that bad, but it’s a … Continue reading

A small reunion in Kisumu

For a few days I was rushing through Kenya. I had a small stopover in Nakuru and Egerton Unversity, where I met up with James and Sarah. I discovered a very nice hotel just outside the gatre – much cheaper than the one in the university area (Im down in 40 NOK per night!), and … Continue reading

More from Naro Moru

Since I have been very bad at writing my blog and also my diary I dont have a very good summary of my days here in Kenya, its too much going on and I always have something to do or somewhere to go. I stayed with the organization for three weeks, but since there were … Continue reading

A weekend trip to Malindi

I have had a break from the cold weather in Naro Moru and visited the coast, and had a very nice trip. It’s a long journey, first three hours to Nairobi, then another seven hours to Mombasa, then two hours to Malindi. I spent a night in Nairobi on the way, and have managed to … Continue reading

Weekend trip to Nakuru

During my weekends I will try to visit friends, as i realize that two months are not that much time! There are so many places I want to go and people I want to meet. This weekend I went to nakuru. That’s the town where I stayed with and organization last year. When I was … Continue reading

Naro Moru – volunteering with Help Self Help Centre

I have now arrived in Naro Moru where I will stay with an organization called Help Self Help Centre (HSHC). This is a Kenyan NGO working with themes like sustainable agriculture, natural recourse management and business management for farmers – among several things. They are also producing bio-diesel and oil for foods on a commercial … Continue reading

Taita Hills

After some days in Nairobi it was time to move on. I was planning to go to Malindi to visit some friends, but then one of them was home in the village in Taita, so when he invited me over I decided to go there instead. After a six hours long bus ride towards the … Continue reading