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Kenya 2011

My Last Days in Kenya

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My time in Kenya would soon be over. After six months of living in Africa, it was time to figure out what to do next with my life. Trouble was, I hadn’t given it a second’s thought, and time was winding down. I remember feeling the energy of all the…

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How Not to Bake a Cake

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I’m not what you would consider a master chef. In fact, far from it. (I remember one time college I tried to make mashed potatoes without boiling them first! “What am I doing wrong?! My Grandma makes this look so easy.”) So while I was in Kenya, when I was…

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When The Going Gets Tough

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I’d never known a dizziness like the one I experienced during my internship in Kenya. Somehow, I pushed myself too far for so long that my body finally fought back. This was the lowest I remember feeling in my whole life. I was so dizzy I wanted to give up,…

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The Baboon Story

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When people ask me about Africa, or my travel stories in general, the story about baboons in Kenya always come up as one of the more intense, captivating and scary stories I have to date. And I love telling it! **featured image courtesy of pixabay.com** I woke early to clean out…

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The Water Well Story

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One of my favorite stories from Africa was about a water well and a crazy series of events that I couldn’t have made up if I tried! Once I became a member of staff for my volunteer organization, one of my many responsibilities was to oversee and dictate chores for…

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