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Nairobi Impressions

Posted: Jun 27, 2012

We arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at the wretched hour of 2:00am local time.  The first thing that I noticed when deplaning was high humidity -- when our plane rolled to a stop on the tarmac, the exterior windows immediately ...

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New Use for an Old Tomb

Posted: Jun 25, 2012

This post is coming out of order, but it was such a unique experience, I have been wanting to share it when I could.  These pictures are from an excursion that we took in Addis Ababa last Friday to the Holy Trinity Cathedral. It is one of the ...

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The Stones of the Earth

Posted: Jun 25, 2012

So far, we have visited slums in two different areas: in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya.  In Addis Ababa, it is estimated that anywhere from 65% to 80% of the city's 3.4 million people live in the city's ...

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We Have Arrived In Nairobi

Posted: Jun 24, 2012

It's almost 4am local time, and we have just finished getting checked into our hotel in Nairobi.  This travel experience wasn't quite as smooth as our first one.  It involved a flat tire -- the car carrying Coach -- so the class was ...

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The Jumping-Off Point

Posted: Jun 19, 2012

Waiting. We call it "travel", but it is composed of waiting. If an elevator is a box that moves you to another floor, a plane is a tube that moves you to another place. The plane travels, but we wait. It is 5:30pm in Ethiopia; 10:30am in ...

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