Things I have loved in my first month in Kenya:
- Hearing music everywhere you go, whether it be a radio or music form a church you can overhear
- Getting to see fireworks from my new porch for a Trade Show going on this week
- Everyone all dressed up on Sunday from going to church
- The smell of burning trash – Yes, I know this is an odd thing to like the smell of…
- Learning basic Swahili
- Chipati – Like naan but thinner, more greasy, and all in all not healthy
- Jacararunda trees – Beautiful purple trees
- Buying fruits and vegetables from the “farmers market” aka the lady on the side of the road (bananas are 15 cents each)
- Sweet bananas – little baby bananas that are about 3 bites
- Buying fresh avocados for 30 cents
- The track I found up the road where people wear the oddest things to walk/run in
- Africa Yoga Project – Great organization that empowers young people in Kenyan slums through yoga, creating a community and mentorship to help create jobs). I went to their free 2 hour yoga class on Saturday along with 200 other people. It was very moving and great energy.
- Good Indian food – there is a huge Indian population here in Kenya and I found a really great restaurant with pretty good wine too
I found a new apartment this week! I am living with a couple who have been living here for 6 months. The women is from Honduras, and the man is from Australia. They are both super friendly and welcoming to have me in their lovely apartment. There is a ton of space, and I love a lovely room situated so that the sun comes peering in first thing in the morning.