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Sawa Sawa! [Aug. 24th, 2008|09:58 pm]
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Don and I just spent a week or so in Kenya. We love Kenya! We took thousands of pictures ~ this is just a taste.


That's Hannie, one of our road trip companions. (We were eight.)


Enjoying a Tusker in Machakos


Friend Benjamin, who invited us along on his holiday, and his nephew, George. This is one of those places where water runs uphill, and you get winded walking "down."


This was the first time I ever saw anybody jump a battery by taking the battery out of the other car and applying the contacts directly.


Zebras just roam all over the place...


...and primates rule the road.


We stayed one night in this Masai-style "Acacia Resort." Here's myself and "Mister" Mwangi sitting under a shelter made from cow dung.
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[User Picture]From: starkodama
2008-08-24 06:21 pm (UTC)
WOW I wanna go to Kenya too!

And your shoelace is untied! ;D
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[User Picture]From: hastings1066
2008-08-24 09:05 pm (UTC)
Heh, a friend of mine should be in Kenya about now for a 2 week trip. She didn't really have a plan for communication while there, but she rarely plans stuff for trips, so I guess we will find out when we go to pick her up at the airport :p
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From: doc_cathode
2008-08-24 10:29 pm (UTC)
What's a tusker?

And you should know that the Masai are out. The cool tribe this year are the Kikuyu.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-09-08 01:27 pm (UTC)
Tusker is the local beer!

Actually, pretty much everybody we met was Kikuyu. And cool.
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[User Picture]From: mrputter
2008-08-25 12:15 am (UTC)
Kenya!

(No, I don't have anything more useful or insightful to contribute.)
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2008-08-25 02:51 am (UTC)
You'd think I'd know better by now than to intentionally click on a weebls link. But you'd be wrong.
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[User Picture]From: mrputter
2008-08-25 03:14 am (UTC)
Oh come now. You don't like Weebls stuff?
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2008-08-25 03:17 am (UTC)
I think I suffered permanent mental damage from the one that mentioned Kuala Lumpur. I refuse to look it up for fear it will get stuck in my head again.
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[User Picture]From: readherring
2008-08-25 07:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds horribly dangerous. Link? :)
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2008-08-26 01:33 am (UTC)
Legal disclaimer: I am not responsible for any traumatic experiences you have as a result of viewing this link.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-09-08 01:28 pm (UTC)
I *really* like that! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: scottks
2008-08-25 12:58 am (UTC)
Looks like fun. Battery-to-battery contact makes good sense if you forgot your jumpers! I hope you post a few more of the thousands!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-09-08 01:29 pm (UTC)
I was nervous (see how far back I was standing?) because I thought it sounded like a good way to make the battery explode!
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[User Picture]From: pongatari
2008-08-25 02:55 am (UTC)
Great stuff! It's so self-evident, but I would've never thought of jump starting a car that way.

I've got to ask... were the citizens of Kenya... unusually fast?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-09-08 01:30 pm (UTC)
I didn't race anybody! But there are public service ads on the radio, encouraging people to run. =)
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[User Picture]From: 59
2008-08-25 11:22 am (UTC)
Freakin awesome!
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2008-08-25 01:57 pm (UTC)
Those Masai, a makin' everything from cow dung, even hair care products.

Also interesting is their curious custom of making Rubik's Cubes from cow flop and using them as body ornamentation - nice to see Don was getting in the spirit!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-09-08 01:30 pm (UTC)
Lol at your entire comment.
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[User Picture]From: readherring
2008-08-25 07:24 pm (UTC)

Beautiful Pics!

A resort made out of dung? Man, and I thought my old apartment in Pennsylvania was a s%*thole.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-09-08 01:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Beautiful Pics!

It smelled like you'd think during the day, when that picture was taken. We came back later at night, and it smelled okay!
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2008-08-26 04:07 am (UTC)
wow - sounds like one heck of a trip!
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[User Picture]From: mymichelle
2008-08-28 03:01 pm (UTC)
WOW!!
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