Archive for the ‘Volunteering & Giving Back’ Category

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

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

Charity Cases? An LG Quandary

Charity Cases? An LG Quandary
In a post earlier this month, we wrote about how the angel-faced children of Peru had the power to melt both our hearts and our resolve: Quite often Hol, Jen and I often would save our spare change just so we could distribute it among the palms of little ones who wanted to buy candy. While my conscience...
August 28th, 2006 | Finances & Savings, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lovin´ Los Ninos

Lovin´ Los Ninos
After sharing co-ed dorm rooms with very stinky (male) roommates at one germ-infested hostel, freezing our asses of at another that had neither heaters or hot water and coming down with fevers, stomach cramps and general ickiness, the Lost Girls finally decided to take good care of themselves during...
July 9th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More