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Driving in Kajiado Province

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Video: Travelling through the region of Kenya where I lived, to a Swahili music soundtrack. This video is of driving from Nairobi towards the Kajiado province, in which Kitengela lies. It begins on the Nairobi to Mombasa highway, then takes a turning off south towards Athi River. This road is very similar to the ones […]

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Out of Africa: Coming Home

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On Tuesday I packed, played football and Lego with Peter, and walked through Kitengela for the last time, on its market day, saying goodbye to the litter-strewn streets and the roadworks rising out of the dust.  I left Kitengela in the evening just after Storm Over Paradise had started.  David drove me to the airport, and […]

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Return to Kitengela

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My last day in Kenya.  Strangely I feel a bit sick and nervous just like I did before I came here.  It’s because the whole world is about to change for me… in the next 24 hours… and Nothing will be the same. I am also looking forward to it, to getting home and seeing […]

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Tsavo East Safari and Wasini Island

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So much has happened in the past few days.  The first thing is the weather has changed and is now so extremely hot that it’s worthy of comment.  It began on Sunday afternoon, and through Monday it was almost unbearable.  It probably sounds like a lot of fun to you who are stuck in winter-gripped […]

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Kitengela to Diani

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Four days ago I left Kitengela behind me, and set off alone into the big wide world.  I took the matatu to Nairobi, but having caught it halfway along the road in Kitengela I didn’t realise it wasn’t from the matatu stand in town, but had come on a different route.  This route ended up […]