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An unexpected trip down the stairs!

I was not actually going to post this, but Daniel has persuaded me that it has a worthy place on my blog as an unusual experience on my trip, and part of the overall adventure. But its not pretty!  To think that I travelled through South and Central America for 7 months, climbed mountains, rafted the Amazon, trekked to the Lost City only to come to New York and fall down a flight of stairs!  Damn! Continue reading


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New York & the 9/11 Memorial



Spending time with Ross, Katja & little Laika in New York was truly wonderful.  Laika is 2 ½ and with no exaggeration, in the short time I was there, I saw her grow up a little each day, absorbing everything around her like a sponge, exploring her own moods and creating new experiences. Continue reading

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Three universities in three days!

IMG_9462Cramming in a quick trip to Boston, Cambridge and New Haven and catching up with some ex-students and seeing them in their university environment was very inspiring and full of proud moments. Continue reading

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IMG_9253Travelling to USA was such a bonus trip that initially was not part of my plan,  however my brother Ross rightly pointed out to me that flying via New York was the best way to get from Central America to Kenya.  Apart from spending time with my brother and his family, the other magical bonus of flying to USA was the opportunity to visit some of my ex-students. Continue reading


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