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February 2012

Animals, vardagsglädje

Kahama Hotel

We arrived in Mombasa City after dark and not on the South Coast mid-day as the bus Company T.S.S. Express had promised. Two bare-skinned girls stepping out into the very conservative muslim city that never sleeps. Street kids begging for money, matatudrivers trying to get customers into their vans and everyone trying to sell us something. Now this had been fine in Nairobi, except now we were too tired and too stressed about where to sleep to handle it.

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In a moment of clarity Jo decides that we shouldn’t try to get into the white vans and hitch a ride to the South Coast after dark. So we sleep at the overpriced Castle Royal Hotel.
After breakfast I hustle with some people and fix everything that went wrong the other day. Finding us a hotel at half the price and rides to and from the hotel all the way to Nairobi.
We arrive at the gorgeous hotel. The reception has gorgeous arabic relaxing chairs. We are escorted to our rooms by a masaai. An enormous queen-size bed and the room even smells nice.
Our view is of a whole family of monkeys.

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The beach is a two minute walk away and just outside the hotel is a nice lounge place with pool tables and a big screen for footie games – happiness.

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French-kiss ALL the giraffes!

After some hustling and bustling with some black cabs in Karen we found ourselves a driver to the Giraffe Centre and the Baby Elephant Orphanage!!! We went bananas at the orphanage, taking +150 pics of elephants playing in the mud so that post will be for later when I feel like sorting through all of them…

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Giraffe Tongue

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Giraffe Centre

You put the pellet in your mouth and then call for the giraffe…

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Food, vardagsglädje

Late Valentine’s!

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La cute mom and le cute lover did not forget : ) I was so happy when Jo told me they had contacted her just so I could be brought presents from Stockholm. So happy!!! Thought they forgot 😛 Got marshmallow hearts, jellyhearts, new headphones, a portable mic (!), sour Swedish cars and almost 1 kg of Marabou. I’m one ecstatic girl feeling ever so loved 😉

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Animals, Scenery

Jo has arrived

Gorgeous eyes. I’ve been very busy these past few days with working, studying, doing cool stuff with Jo and trying to sleep. But now I’m back and blogging!

Jo's Eyes




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