I'm not so sure that I'm cut out for this whole blogging thing, but either way, here’s a quick collection of integral moments from my adventure overseas thus far:
After flying from Boston on the 9th of February, I officially started my trip in London. I was there for about 5 days with no real thought-out plan. So I found myself milling around London bouncing back and forth between the various Starbucks and McDonalds utilizing their free WiFi to plan out my next moves. I did my best to figure out the tube system, but still found that walking the cobblestone streets of London to be more interesting. From the London Eye to Lilywhites, I managed to stumble through the most of the main tourist attractions that were on my to-do list.
On the second to last day in London, my friend Chris and I traveled to Loftus Road for a Queens Park Rangers match against Fulham. Even though it was second tier football, the atmosphere of the local Darby was enough to keep anyone entertained. QPR got run out of their own stadium 3-0, and most everyone went home a bit grouchy. I on the other hand found the cursing and taunting from the Fulham fans quite entertaining, even though I was sporting the home side’s colors.
After a weeks worth of wandering the streets of London, it was time to head back to Heathrow to depart for the main event. I traveled from London to Dubai, and then from Dubai to Nairobi where I was promptly picked up and escorted to Flying Kites in Njabini, Kenya. From the grey skies and beautiful stone buildings of London to the balmy weather and dusty rooftops of Kenya, the change of scenery was spectacular.
After settling in, the next thing to do was simply get oriented. Over the first week of my time in Kenya I had the opportunity to explore Njabini and Naivasha by Boda-Boda (Motor bike,) laze by the river that runs near home, and jump into a wonderful new community that I get to call my home for the next seven weeks.
Officially being two weeks into the journey, I can honestly say that I have no idea what will happen next. Hopefully though, it will be worth writing about.