All posts in: "Africa"
- Flowers & Butterflies in the Land of Crude
We are driving down a narrow road. The lushest rainforest you have ever seen towers up on either side of us. The leaves and grasses and palm fronds forms a living wall. A bright blue sky, dotted with billowing white clouds forms a ceiling. It
- Trip to Kenya
We arrived back in the US from our trip to Kenya at the beginning of September. It took me a bit to get back into the swing of my routine. I was getting ready to organize and post the pictures on the B.Me blog when
- Millipede Fashion?
YIPES! We have been stepping over these massive millipedes ever since we got to Mombasa- they are everywhere! What ARE they? I must google. Then, today, Damien pointed out that my best vacation shoes look just like these weird creatures. Ha! I couldn’t stop laughing. Should
- Instant Calm
Thank you soothing African lavender. Thank you beautiful white sand beach. Can paradise get any more relaxing?
- Wisdom for the Day
“If the necklace is not long enough for the neck, you use it for the wrist.” Ijaw Tribe Proverb, Nigeria, Africa
- Masai Market Dreams
If I could wrap myself in one of these beautiful woolen masai blankets and sleep here in this market, I would. That’s how much I love craft markets. Beaded keychains, cotton scarves, earrings, giraffe carvings….my shopping tote is getting heavy. My most favorite find today?
- Meet Frank…
When I arrived for my meeting I saw was an unmarked, well-worn building, with iron gates and a lone security guard. It was down an unpaved road in an industrial area of Nairobi, mechanics and spare parts cluttered the road. Had the taxi made a
- Sleep Tite! Don’t Let the Mosquitos Bite!
Bedtime means getting cozy under our mosquito nets! Preventing mosquito bites is the way to stay malaria-free, so we take cover each night. One child in Africa dies EVERY MINUTE from malaria. Children under the age of 5 (like my son) are most at risk.
- Good Morning Kenya
The best part of waking up in Nairobi? Free range eggs and farmer’s sausage. No trip to Kenya is complete without it! Yum!
- Touch Down in Africa
A 23 hour flight has safely transported us to the other side of the world! After 2 nights on a 777 and a layover in London, we just touched down in nifty Nairobi, Kenya. Now it’s safari time! But, this is a Botanical Me safari,