Walking the TransRift Trail October 1st 2008 My name is Jeruto Jepyator: the woman who travels and the one who opens the way. I was given these two Kalenjin names independently, by two different people on the same day of my walk across the Great Rift Valley. Such was the impact of being a white Western female ‘footing’ through this land. Tourists are rare; wzungu (white) people even more so, although on many stretches of my walk there w ... read more
Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 196... ... read more
Welcome to my travel diary.
This travel blog was started when I took a year to travel round the world in 2005-6. It was a fabulous year spent in three continents: Africa, Asia and South America. I met many people and had many adventures.
Over the following three to four years, I regularly travelled to the Rift Valley in Kenya as part of my PhD study.
I then worked for two years as a Research Associate visiting nomadic herders in Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
I am still travelling as and when I can.
I hope that you will enjoy my journals and keep in touch.
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