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Day before Tsavo

sunny 32 °C

Ok yes, so I keep saying that this is the last time I can write a blog for ages, and then I reappear again, so I'm sorry but I will try to stay away now! We are all making the most of our last day at the beach for a while, so it was bikins at the ready this afternoon, and thankfully the weather has been BEAUTIFUL! Tonight we are going to a restaurant called Ali Babar's Cave (owned by the same guy who owns FOrty Theives suprise suprise!) which is described as the second best place in the whole of Kenya, so obviously we thought, why not?! It's like expensive England prices, which out here is sooo expensive, but we are hardly gonna spend anyting in Tsavo so thought we would splash out. Also, we are planning a safari in Tsavo, but just trying to haggle down the price with the office out here, we're such pros at haggling now, be aware!!!
Anyway on to this week, the rugby was such a laugh at the weekend, we also met a load of similar age lot as us, which was really refreshing, we all chatted about our travelling plans and listened to their stories which was cool, cos everyone is saying that Tanzania is not worth the money to get in, but maybe if Rocky and I have enough money we could do it right at the end, or maybe we could just save it for more important things? What does everyone think? On Monday I was ill, yes the immune system was finally beaten, 7 weeks in! Was nice though, spent the day on the sofa sleeping, we realized that the latest any of us have slept in is like 9 so we are all shattered, and we are up at 7.30 6 days a week, it's crazy!
On Tuesday we went to a children's orphanage an oh my god they are soooo cute!!!! I just want to take them all home with me, the list of them is growing! We were putting barbed wire around the land, cos it's open land otherwise. The orphanage is a single classroom with about 40 kids ranging in age from 4 to 8, and they are all so cute, we took balloons and bubbles, and they all went a bit crazy! I helped make their lunch, which was porrisge made of maize and sugar and loads of water. They normally have rice and beans but they can't afford it at the moment, so we all gave some money so they could buy it. In the afternoon we made posters for the classrooms both at the school and the orphange. Then yesterday we went back to the orphanage and the did teaching after lunch. Teaching was amazing, but we haven't done much yet, so I will go into it further when I get back from Tsavo and have done more.
Gotta run cos I'm on the phone to Rocky and he's complaining that I'm costing him money to listen to me type!
Love you lots and miss you, speak soon in a couple of weeks...
Emma xxxxxxxx

Posted by emmabanham 07:30 Archived in Kenya

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