All posts in: "Africa"

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. Instant Calm

    Thank you soothing African lavender. Thank you beautiful white sand beach. Can paradise get any more relaxing?

  5. 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

  6. 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?

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!

  10. 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,

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