Sunday is the volunteer day off, so I went with 5 other volunteers into Karatu, a nearby village where we went out for dinner, drinks and dancing. It was a wild night for the wazungu (white people), a few of the staff (locals) from the children's village showed up too, and we stayed out until about 4 am! The next morning we walked about 2 miles outside of town to a local art gallery perched on the side of a mountain, looking out over the beautiful countryside, where we ordered delicious food, and sat relaxing (recovering) for about 4 hours waiting for our ride back home. I bought a new handbag and some other trinkets made by young local women who are battling HIV and working to support themselves. I also bought a bunch of beaded jewlery from one of the house mamas here at the village who is massai and makes them all herself...they are all beautiful.
So I continue to go out on daily walks with the kids in the afternoon, in search of wildlife and culture. The wildlife tends to hide out during the heat of the day (most afternoons have been in the 80's-90's) but culture is
everywhere! The kids were playing with my binoculars and camera one day when some massai walked upon us and asked (the kids in swahili) if they could try them out. They seemed fascinated! I haven't taken many pics myself yet, because the kids always have my camera, but there are some good shots nonetheless. I'm pulling together a playlist for a dance party with the kiddos this afternoon...cheza!
I love and miss you all!
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