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By Alan on May 27, 2011
Matatus are the primary form of transportation in Kenya. A “matatu” can be anything from a 14-seater Nissan minivan shuttling people around town, to a full-size bus ferrying dozens of people across the country. For those of you who’ve never been to Kenya: if you’ve ever ridden BART in San Francisco, a dalla dalla in [...]
By Alan on May 7, 2011
What’s with Kenyan dudes and long finger nails? I first noticed it a few years ago on a high-school aged kid in Kitui. I was a bit weirded out when I saw that both of his pinky-finger nails were strangely long and manicured, as if they hadn’t been cut in two months or so. I [...]
By Alan on May 1, 2011
About a month ago Cassandra bought a fish tank and populated it with a few fish; a Plecostomus, four Platys, and a Siamese. What started as a fun weekend project has turned into a strange month of fish keeping… From the get go the Siamese chased everyone around. I was getting so worked up watching [...]