Month: September 2018

WORLD RABIES DAY: Educating the future of this country

Originally posted on TNR Trust:
TNR Trust Karura Education Children Event Going with the theme for this year’s World Rabies Day that is “Share the Message, Save a Life.” on 21st September, 2018, TNR Trust in collaboration with Friends of Karura held a half day Kids Event at Karura Forest. The intention of the event was to sensitize school children of the age of 6 years to 14 years old children on the subject rabies. It should be noted 2,000 Kenyans die every year because of rabies For the event to be more relevant and factual, we invited Fifth Year Veterinary students from the University of Nairobi who took through the children on that particular subject. And a lot of questions came out for the speaker to answer during Q&A time. It will be important to note some of the interesting questions the students had concerning rabies. The questions included: Can an infected dog that is pregnant, give birth to puppies that are infected with rabies? Where did this disease come from? If a dog…

VOTE!!!

If you read my blog, then you know my political leanings. You also know that I am terrified for my country. So much hinges on what happens this November. Please – VOTE! Overseas? You can still vote. Get out there and do it. Mail it in. Not sure how to vote? Get the information you need here. NY State has two ballots. One is for federal, which I’ve sent in. The other is for the state election, will I will send in as soon as I get it. Every vote counts, especially now. Let’s all of us, Americans all over the world, work together to get the GOP-misogynists-racists out of the House and Senate!  

Fewer Posts

As time goes by, I feel as though there is less to write about. It’s not a big adventure anymore. Okay, it often is. However, after three years, I just live here now. I have less to say or report back. I find myself struggling to come up with post ideas. You’ve probably noticed that one story has often gotten stretched to three or four posts. Some of my posts have been pretty lame. The quality is going down and it’s becoming more of a burden rather than something fun. As a result, I’m going to post less. I won’t post regularly anymore, only when there is something worth posting. For example: a trip, a place really worth reviewing, or something otherwise noteworthy. I won’t close out the blog. I’ll keep it up for as long as I’m in Kenya. Just keep in mind that it’s not going to have fresh content. If you’re looking for something in Nairobi or want some information because you are planning to move here, keep the dates of the …

Review: Quest Kiteboarding

We finally did it. After initially getting the itch to learn how to kite surf during our vacation in Mauritius, and after not being able to do it earlier this year on my birthday, we finally took our first kiteboarding classes! It was so much fun! We chose Quest Kiteboarding, located at Diani Sea Lodge for our lessons. Quest has been around since 2012 and is owned and managed by Jamie Hockley. The crew at Quest, just like Jamie, is super nice, helpful, and very accessible. We’d get calls or texts from them to confirm timing of lessons (because winds vary). They were always on time. Someone was always around if you had questions. You are not just in good hands, but caring hands. They want you to not only learn and be safe, but to also have fun. The equipment we used looked good and in great condition. With a lot of sports, the training gear is often a bit beaten down. Not here. No, it’s not high-end gear. But, everything we used was …