Monthly Archives: July 2011

Squishing people in a car

It’s common here to just squish in a car. It’s easy to find yourself in a taxi the size of a Corolla with a driver, two others in the front, four in the back, and four in the hatchback. But … Continue reading

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Only overcharged by 400%!

It’s a good sign to be overcharged by 400%. At least it’s not the 14,000% I was overcharged the first time. When I hailed my first taxi in downtown Meru, I knew it should have been 60 Ksh (Kenyan Shillings). … Continue reading

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Holy selfishness, Batman!

In preparation for my hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro, I walked to Nakumatt today. It’s probably 3 or 4 miles. I strapped on my hiking boots, which I bought 20 years ago. I love these hiking boots, mainly because I don’t … Continue reading

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The process of naming children

Until recently, I was confused by the names here. The Christian names didn’t surprise me (David, Ruth, Isaac), but the Western names really did (Brian, Lillian, Ann). I got over that pretty quickly.┬áThen I found out that no one here … Continue reading

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Boniface’s progress

You would never guess that Boniface has only been training on the violin for just a few weeks. There are about 15 people visiting from California and Washington state. They seem interested in the music that is happening at the … Continue reading

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