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Kenya 2011

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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A Hospital in Kenya

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My trip to the hospital in Kenya for lower back pain went from a very calm, routine check in, to a confusing game of “Wait, what’s happening?” The matatu ride from my little village on the coast was always a 45 minute safari-esque, bone-rattling jaunt over coral rag and large…

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Life as a Staff Member

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Leading groups through the forests of Kenya was a freaking thrill! But the heat, pressure and social anxiety can bring even the toughest explorer looking for a break. I stopped my group near a patch of clear-cut forest because we needed to rest. I motioned to everyone we were taking…

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Maasai Mara Safari | Part 2

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Up before dawn we crawled into our safari van. The night sky, illuminated by the light of a full moon, hang overhead. And beyond those hills, was Africa! A full day game drive was before me and I couldn’t wait!! It was freezing though. No one told me it gets…

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