At Home in Lamu (3 of 7)

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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)

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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 […]

At Home in Lamu (6 of 7)

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Lamu was a haven for expats. Some had houses in town or in Shella but just spent a few months a year there. The few who lived full-time in Lamu formed a tight group and probably would never have gotten along back home. First there was Carmen. I met her one day as I was […]

At Home in Lamu (4 of 7)

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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)

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Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

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This a a true wilderness park. It even has pink el

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

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Amboseli is probably most famous for its photograp

The Tana River Conservation Zone, Kenya

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The Rift Valley Circuit, Kenya

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A host of national parks set in the fantastic scen

Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

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Kenya’s second highest mountain and a spiritual pl