Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

Lost Girl of the Week: Irene Scher

Lost Girl of the Week: Irene Scher
When we signed up for our volunteer program in western Kenya, we knew we could encounter mosquitos, flash thunderstorms and potentially, some rogue zebras and gazelles. The one thing that we didn’t expect to find at Pathfinder Academy? Another fabulous Lost Girl to expand our happy trio into a...
November 10th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girl of the Week, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

The Lost Girls Foundation

The Lost Girls Foundation
Many of you have asked about the Common Ground program where we stayed in Kenya, and we wanted to pass along this opportunity to help. Joshua, the director of the school called Pathfinder Academy, is asking for donations to help buy the students textbooks. Information about the school and where to send...
November 2nd, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

The Garden of Eatin’

The Garden of Eatin’
After Sister Freda gave us a tour of her rural clinic, she led us past her own small house (one of the few I’d seen with running water and a western-style toilet) to one of most enchanting parts of her property: the tropical fruit grove. Pushing past the low-slung gate, we entered a lush, emerald...
October 31st, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Channeling my Inner Angelina

Channeling my Inner Angelina
I found love at an unexpected place: Sister Freda’s Hospital outside of Kitale, Kenya. Sister Freda is a native Kenyan, mother of four and registered nurse. She constructed a clinic in this rural area to help the masses of displaced tribe members who couldn’t afford the 60 cents it costs...
October 24th, 2006 | Kenya, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Silly Mzungus

Silly Mzungus
When you’re an obvious stranger in a strange land, or in our case, a bustling pastoral community in Western Kenya, it’s bound to attract some attention – particularly if you’re of the paler skinned variety as we are. Every time we venture outside the borders of our volunteer...
October 22nd, 2006 | Kenya, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Insect Planet

Insect Planet
It’s about midnight in Kenya and I want to go to bed. I don’t have arachnophobia or anything, but there’s a spider the size of Godzilla (I’m only slightly exaggerating) outside the window next to the double bed where we’ll all be sleeping head-to-toe. I mean, going on a...
October 18th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground
As Jen has already admitted on in this blog, volunteering in Kenya has been her lifelong dream. When she suggested it to us at the outset of our round-the-world trip, Holly and I smiled, laughed, agreed…then secretly admitted our fear that we wouldn’t be able to hack the selfless service...
October 17th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

A Kenyan Wake-Up Call

A Kenyan Wake-Up Call
When I opened my eyes at daybreak this morning, a humongous, beady-eyed white monster was standing on my chest, staring back at me. “Ahhh!!!” I screamed, hurtling my covers across the room. “Bah-GAWK!!” shrieked the monster as it scurried away in a tornado of feathers. “Oh...
October 10th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Staying There, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

A Flame Tree Dream Fulfilled

A Flame Tree Dream Fulfilled
When the girls and I first began to discuss the itinerary for our year around the world, there were certain locations that each of us just had to visit and specific goals we felt compelled to achieve. For Amanda, it was perfecting her Spanish in Peru; for Holly it was earning her Yoga teaching certificate...
October 3rd, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Travel Books & Movies, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Pump Up the Jambo

Pump Up the Jambo
So when Lost Girl Stephanie Davis, told us she was leaving New York, she wasn’t F&(@#ing around. Before anyone could stop her, this former GQ princess had made a clean getaway to Queens and somehow stowed away on a flight to Africa. And wouldn’t ya know it, before she left the girl also...
March 28th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Africa, Kenya, Lost Girl of the Week, Lost Girls | Read More