More of my Awesome Adventures here in Kenya...
So I've lost all track of what day it is, what time it is, which week I'm at and how long I have left before heading home to the UK... well, actually I'm refusing to think about leaving yet haha!
So let me fill you all in on some other cool stuff I've been up to. This past week has been more of a chilled out week as the lovely Ruth, Lox & Kev have all had a weeks leave from work :) So the 4 of us went on a road trip to Naivasha for a few days of camping in the peaceful countryside! It was beautiful! So nice to be outside of the city of Nairobi for a little while. We camped by a big lake and at night you could hear the hippos! I didn't get to see one but that's Ok because I heard a story once of the strangest death that once happened... A guy bounced off his trampoline into a hippos open mouth and got eaten! I really didn't mind not seeing a hippo, just in case I became the victim of the next strangest death! However, one day we all hired bikes and cycled for miles!!!! My butt literally killed to sit on it by the end of the day! We cycled through a park where we saw wild animals just roaming around like it's normal! Zebras, Rock elephants, monkeys, goats... it was awesome! Then at night, as we drove along the road, we saw giraffes, just there on the sides! Oh my golly, imagine this in the UK!! Nope, you gotta go to the zoo for this experience! This adventure is incredible guys!
So anyway, whilst we were away on our awesome camping trip, I experienced something awful! Oh my gollly... imagine your worst fear Ok?? So Shauna, Lish.. snakes yeah?? Lucy, imagine a hugeeeee spider in your hand! Josh.. imagine 10 butterflies flying around your face! Ok! Got your fears ready? Here goes. Ruth & Lox have a lovely friend near our campsite so she invited us round one night for tea. Imagine what could have been the worst thing to serve me... a huge FISH! With it's head, tail, eyes and scales still intact!!!!!!!!!!!! Noooooooooooooooo! Can you even imagine what was going on on my insides!!!? And I couldn't be rude and turn my nose up right! I had to suck it up!!!! I was literally shaking inside haha... And not only that, everyone was eating with their hands, so imagine how awful I was feeling at the thought of touching my biggest fear with my bare hands! Oh man!! I couldn't! I was the only one using a fork and knife. But guys, I kept jumping every time my fork approached a scale lol.... thank you Jesus for the wonderful Kevin, who took compassion on me as I sat there wondering where to start! Haha... So did I overcome my fear? Hmm... let's just say I'm one step closer! :) Kev cut my fish up and put it on a different plate far, far away from the head and tail and creepy scales!
And on that note let me move on to some other foods I tried and loved on my trip to Naivasha. So we ate one evening at the coolest place! We had this huge board with just loads of chopped up goats meat! Never tried goats meat before, didn't want to either, especially after giving big cuddles to my new goat friend earlier that day! But my good friends over here told me it was beef so I ate! And BOOM it was awesome!!! I loved it! And we had a little taste of home too as I enjoyed a plate of chips and salad just like the salad I eat with my dad when I'm enjoying a Kebab! And my fave Kenyan food yet, Ugali!! When I get home, I'm gonna cook this for you guys! Also, the morning before we left, we also had a little taste of home as we enjoyed a good fry up! But check this out guys!!! The view from our table as we ate was monkeys!! Eating left overs after customers left! They were just picking at everyone's plate! It was awesome!
We lit the campfire at night, listened to the wonderful Jack Johnson, enjoyed a good cyder and listened out for wildlife as we stargazed under the African moon! And then we sang songs all the way home the next day. Thank you Jesus for Taylor Swift and country music and the patience of 2 awesome men as Ruth and I replayed the same song over and over and over!
And so I think this completes my blog for this week! I hope everyone back home is doing really well and enjoying the welsh summer! I miss you all and love, love, love you lots and lots!
Love Amy X
Welcome to my blog! In case you didn't already know, I'm Ruth. In 2010 I graduated from University and before I even had time to settle down and get a job I felt a tug on my heart to go to Kenya for a few years to help in any way I could. When I arrived it was love at first sight; I loved the more relaxed way of life, the way Kenyans would laugh at EVERYTHING and the way people would put people first. On my first day there I also met Lox, a tall, dark & handsome African man who had the same passions in life as me and the more we worked & laughed together the more we fell in love & after a couple of years of dating we tied the knot & got married. Now I live, work, eat & sleep Kenya. It's great to be able to help those who are in some ways less fortunate than me but amazingly I always feel that I'm the one who gets blessed and learns so much from the people I try to help and from everything I do. Enjoy my blogs which give you a taste of this crazy yet wonderful life I lead.