Category Archives for Kenya

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 […]

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Last weeks in Kenya

I continued straight to Malindi when I got back to Kenya 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 […]

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A 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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Taita Hills as “auntie mzungu”

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 […]

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Nairobi Children`s Home

Thanks for the ones who brought me some clothes for children that I could bring to Kenya. One of my friends here, Urbanus, took me to Nairobi childrens home somI could deliver them. It is highly appreciated, and the children were happy when they also found some nice toys. When we arrive it is nice […]

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Returning to Kenya :)

Finally, the day I have been waiting for almost a year: another trip to Kenya! My cousin Mari was nice and drove me to the airport, I had off course way too much luggage…as usual. The flight from oslo was delayed, not much, but enough to make a really stressful 20 minutes

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Where to stay: Splash Hotel (Lodwar, Kenya – 2009)

A friend of mine which worked in Lodwar the time I visited recommanded this place, and I really liked the choice. Up front you have a reseption and some tables, in the backyard you have all the rooms in two rows with small verandas outside each of them. The rooms are named after the African […]

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Lodwar and Lake Turkana – my last week in Kenya

Leaving Kampala was not that bad, cause I was really looking forward to spend another week in Kenya before I had to go home. I travelled by bus from Kampala and planned to go to Eldoret for a few days before I joined James to go to Lodwar, where he work On the way the […]

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