I want to share a few of the things I noticed/found interesting/loved about KENYA!!
#1 Soccer (aka "futbol")
It doesn't matter how big or small the field is;
it doesn't matter how tall or short the grass is cut;
it doesn't matter if there are 6 people or 60 people playing;
it doesn't matter if they have shoes or not;
it doesn't matter how big, small, or flat the ball is....
THEY WILL ALWAYS PLAY!
#2 The little children :)
These are the happiest, friendliest kids I have ever met!
They all just wave and smile.
The little children often run after our van with big grins.
It is seriously the most precious thing I've ever seen!
#3 The roads....
Their roads give a whole new meaning to "backroads"...
Most roads are straight dirt...the back roads are straight rock..
Either way, they are bumpy!!
(I'm not gonna lie, I kinda miss those roads)
In their schools, they do not call them "grades"
(like 1st grade or 7th grade), they call them "classes."
Also, they don't call it elementary, middle, or high school -
Each class at a normal primary school has about 50-70 kids!
Now imagine that teachers!!
In Kenya, the average person knows 3 languages:
English, Swahili, and their tribal language
Becasue of this, and the language barrier, I had to learn to
T A L K V E R Y S L O W L Y!
|I love this land!|
#6 This land!
THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I'VE EVER BEEN!!
I have always loved the country more than the city, and that makes this place 10x's more
The mountains are inspiring!
Lake Victoria is breath-taking!
There are rice paddies and maze (corn) fields..
There are banana trees and pineapple trees..
There are avacado and papaya trees..
and there are sugar cane fields....EVERYWHERE!!
.....and I LOVE IT!!!
#7 The animals..
It just wouldn't be right if there weren't animals roaming all
around: cows, goats, donkeys, chicken....these are a few of
the mischevious creatures
(it's kinda weird NOT seeing them everywhere...)
#8 The sounds
I might have worn earplugs, but I would take the sounds of Africa over the sounds of a city in
America any day!
#9 The food!
Ugali, chapattis, and mandazi are just a few of the traditional Kenyan foods I got to try!
Of course, you can't go wrong with rice and beans or a cup of chai!
They don't have a lot of flavor or variety, but the food is inexpensive and nutritious.
#10 Their smiles :) :) :) :) :) :)
|Cynthia, Jen, and Flora :)|
they have the MOST BEAUTIFUL smiles ever!!!
they have so much joy and life inside of them!
it really is crazy - they have so few possessions, yet so much joy,
while we have so much stuff and no joy at all...
I love these smiles!! I LOVE THESE KIDS!
I LOVE KENYA!!!