Discovering Kenya

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January, 2005 ISSUE #008

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So, alright, it has been a while since you last heard from me. I will make it up to you! Promise!

I am back in town again after taking a break and had a wonderful visit with my family in Germany and also another memorable time in Kenya. Made it there for the wildebeest migration and it was the most amazing thing to experience. It was the first time for me and it will definitely not be the last. Best time to go is from end July to beg of October. It is one thing to see this on TV, but an entirely different perspective when you are in a little 4X4 Jeep and there are about one thousand wildebeest ready to cross the river. After endless back and forth and trying to make up their minds, if it is a good time now to cross, they finally go. Well, it’s more a very fast, speedy, powerful one at that. The energy that one feels when it all happens is incredible and it makes it all worth while; the getting up at 5am in the morning and the long wait. And the next day your are more than willing and ready to do it all over again.

There were also tons of other animals around; elephants, lions and many Cheetahs with their babys and teenagers. We had a few whole day safaris, meaning, we would take breakfast and lunch with us and when we got too hungry, we would get our little camping chairs out and have our snacks right there, sitting in the middle of the Masai Mara and enjoying this breathtaking area.

The time with my Kenyan friends was also priceless and I indulged in some traditional Kenyan/Kikuyu food. Slowly but surely they are getting use to me being a vegetarian and not having to slaughter a chicken. Which, in their eyes, is quite a shame. ;)

I am in the process of uploading all the pictures and new info for you now, so please bear with me for a little bit longer. It is very much appreciated.

But here are at least some news, that happened in the last few months:

Kiss100 FM - Nairobi's Fresh Hits website finally went live and it is fantastic. It is worth checking out and to investigate for sure.

Kenya Environmentalist and Human Rights Activist Wangari Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to receive this prestigious honor, was awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Known both as a pioneering academic and environmental campaigner, Maathai has fought tirelessly, even against oppressive regimes, to ensure a sustainable environment and better quality of life for women and the citizens of Kenya.

Kenya’s trade with Poland increased by over 20% last year. Exports to Poland include tea, coffee, pyrethrum and sisal, while imports consist of knapsack sprayers and orthopedic equipment, which include wheelchairs for the crippled. Kenya has been short-listed as one of the five states in Africa that Poland plans to deepen its relationship with.

Still no news on a new Constitution for Kenya. It’s been dragging on forever.

This is it again for this times edition, Kwa heri (Good by) for now and looking forward in talking to you again very soon and showing you many new photos and new ideas on how and where to spend time in Kenya.

Until next time.


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