24/3/12 – 1/4/12 Uganda 2/4/12 Research officially begins (Nairobi) 13/4/12 – 15/4/12 Tanzania visit (Moshi) 6/5/12 – 9/5/12 Research presentations (Malindi) 12/5/12 End of SIT
A part of studying abroad, being and living abroad, is letting things go. The things I came to Kenya with; the expectations I had; My dependency on things and people back in the States. At least for a moment in time – and begin to just live.
Today (2/27) my phone was stolen. iPhone 4S. Taken from me, belong to me, in a matter of less than two minutes unattended in a fabric stone on Biashara Street in Mombasa, Kenya. How it actually happened is not really something I want to type through, but thankfully I was safe. Anyway after causing a [...]
Being sick makes you vulnerable, which is many times necessary. Too often I find myself feeling entitled abroad – I come from the states, so I don’t deserve to be sick. I carry around Purell and actually wash my hands before and after I eat. I brush my teeth; I change my clothes every day. [...]