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The Maasai, Residents of Amboseli Area

By Meryl Fury / October 20, 2019 / Comments Off on The Maasai, Residents of Amboseli Area

Along with the lions, wildebeests, zebras and elephants, Amboseli area is also home to an enterprising Maasai community. They host tours of their village and give a brief overview of traditional culture for tourists. It is unclear to me if the tribespeople that we met really live within the village that we visited, and I…

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Days 4, 5 and 6 – More Amboseli

By Meryl Fury / October 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Days 4, 5 and 6 – More Amboseli

I met this gentleman when we arrived at Amboseli. I am sorry I didn’t write down his name.  He is a young Massai warrior employed by the lodge. His job is to keep the baboon mischief under control.  His weapon?  Slingshot! The baboons are known terrorists. We were told to keep our lodge room doors…

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Day 3 – On the Way to Amboseli National Park

By Meryl Fury / September 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Day 3 – On the Way to Amboseli National Park

On the morning of Day 3, we left Nairobi for Amboseli National Park.I have to admit I am geographically challenged. I grew up in New Jersey, which gave me a fair understanding of the east and west coasts of the USA. I absolutely know where Texas is. Since I have lived on the Illinois/Wisconsin border…

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Day 2 wrap up

By Meryl Fury / September 26, 2019 /

Day 2 was packed with. I am leaving a lot out. we went to a bead factory that was created for single mothers who needed to support their families. The Bead factory is called “Kazuri Bead Factory.” Kazuri means small and beautiful in Swahili. I was told that all the women there are HIV+. I n…

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Day 2 – Nairobi for Tourists

By Meryl Fury / September 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Day 2 – Nairobi for Tourists

After breakfast, we headed out to see a very little bit of Nairobi, the capitol of Kenya. This was definitely Nairobi for Tourists. A little perspective: In 2019, Kenya has an estimated population of 52.57 million, which ranks 27th in the world. The last official census took place back in 2009 when it was confirmed that…

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Day 2 – Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphaned Elephant Project

By Meryl Fury / September 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Day 2 – Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphaned Elephant Project

Day 2 continued with a trip to the Sheldrick baby elephant nursery. Located inside the Nairobi National Park, Our visit to the nursery was a high point of my visit to Kenya. And you know, elephants are pretty, wild and vegan! The orphanage was first conceived in the 1940s by David and Daphne Sheldrick. The…

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Day 2 – Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya

By Meryl Fury / September 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Day 2 – Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya

We arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport late on Thursday evening. Our tour guides met us as we exited the arrivals terminal. From there, we went to our hotel. The first night’s accommodations were at the Fairview Hotel http://www.fairviewhotel.website.  The Fairview is located across the street from the Israeli Embassy. Because of this, security is high…

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Day 1 – Outbound Departure Heading for Kenya

By Meryl Fury / September 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Day 1 – Outbound Departure Heading for Kenya

SO there I was, visiting Kenya. My plan was to document this trip as a vegan traveling far from home. I thought I would be able to blog a couple times a week, but unfortunately, the wifi was totally unreliable in most of the places I stayed. That means I am documenting the vacation now,…

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Journey to Africa. Vegan Traveling in Kenya.

By Meryl Fury / September 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Journey to Africa. Vegan Traveling in Kenya.

I eat a whole food plant based diet (WFPB). That means when I eat, I eat healthy food 99% of the time. I do not eat any animal products. I avoid cakes and pastries, white sugar, white flour and soy. My diet can be a challenge in a lot of situations, even here in the…

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Meditation Practice for Acceptance

By Meryl Fury / August 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Meditation Practice for Acceptance

“Comfort Thoughts” It is Spring of 2019 in the American Heartland.Since the season changed we have had 2 big, crazy blizzards here in SouthEast Wisconsin, terror attacks in Sri Lanka, calls for impeachment at the highest levels in Washington DC, flooding devastating the midwest, catastrophic cyclones and flooding in Africa, school shootings….… It has been…

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