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Amy’s Travel Diary

Monday, 14 Aug 2006

Location: Nakuru, Kenya

MapWe made it!

We've been in Kenya for 2 whole days and have seen so much I can barely remember my own name anymore. The journey here was filled with a few surprises like a missing member of our trio and no bags at kenya. You can bet that my little face wasn't so smiley after a 13 hour journey and the news that all my stuff was still in Amsterdam. Ah well we got over it with a few Tusker Beers and luckily for me I was reunited with my luggage the following morning. Unfortunately for Allan we are still trying to track his down......

We got to Nakuru after a long car journey where we were entertained by baboons strolling across the road and loads of amazing views. We hit the shops so that Allan could get some essentials and then made it to where we are staying.

Alex who manages the Walk Project is our host and he and his family are lovely. HIs wife Patricia has shown us around town and Alex has taken us to the Walk Centre and to the slum.

The slum was heart breaking and in all honesty I really don't know what to say or think about the situation there. It has to be seen to be believed and its going to take me a good few days for the sight to sink in.

The children at the walk centre just want to be picked up and hugged and the majority of my time there has been spent high-fiving and cuddling them all. I just don't have enough pairs of arms for them all! We helped out with some teaching today and we all drew the members of our families before singing a whole host of songs, it was great.

Tomorrow Allan and I have full control of the class and will be doing English, Maths and some drawing in the afternoon. Its bound to be carnage!