Mombasa Travel Articles

 
At Home in Lamu (4 of 7)
At Home in Lamu  (4 of 7) Someone finally pointed me in the direction of the polytechnic school. I visited it with my proposal and resume in hand, considering it my last hope. There were three buildings, which the sign at the entrance said were built by a German aid organization, where carpentry, dressmaking, typing, and computer classes were held. Maryam, the […]
At Home in Lamu (1 of 7)
At Home in Lamu  (1 of 7) This Kenyan island is a magical place, charged wit
At Home in Lamu (7 of 7)
At Home in Lamu (7 of 7) The sun was rushing toward the horizon, streaking the sky with reds and oranges, and through the haze I saw the mud and stick houses of the villagers, the palm trees � and then a huge crowd gathered at the pier. It looked as if the entire village had come to watch the most exciting […]
At Home in Lamu (5 of 7)
At Home in Lamu (5 of 7) At Home in Lamu Lamu, Kenya The Indian Ocean taught me new meanings of the word blue. The channel in front of the waterfront was dirty and had no beach, although that didn’t deter the local kids trying to escape the midday sun or the hungry donkeys looking for scraps of garbage. It was a […]
At Home in Lamu (3 of 7)
I had gotten a volunteer job at the polytechnic through sheer stubbornness. I knew right away that I wanted to stay in Lamu for a few months, so I decided to find volunteer work that would let me do something useful while giving me a reason to stay. My search started when I went to […]
At Home in Lamu (2 of 7)
At Home in Lamu (2 of 7) At Home in Lamu Lamu, Kenya Kids in the street in Lamu Lamu is about 95% Muslim, and five times a day the mournful singing from the mosques calls the faithful to drop what they’re doing and reassert their faith. You always know what time it is when you see the slippers in a messy […]