The journey begins…

Greetings from Africa! Jen and I have safely arrived in Nairobi after a very long and exhausting day of travel. After 28 plus hours in transit our last flight got us here at 4 o’clock in the morning, and despite the exhaustion, we both expressed delight at finally reaching our destination. The delight was further compounded by the delivery of all of our luggage (thank goodness!!!!).

After a quick nap and a delicious lunch (pineapple has never tasted so good…) we took a quick stroll around Nairobi center. We were approached numerous times by a number of individuals curious about where we were from and whether we were enjoying Africa thus far. I must say everyone is very friendly and at least in the city language is not a barrier as English is widely spoken.

It looks like we will be spending another day or so in Nairobi and then heading into Ichamara on Tuesday. We are both looking forward to settling in and starting our project. I feel so privileged to be a part of this project and I am so grateful to everyone who provided support to make this trip possible. To all friends and family, I wish you a great summer and look forward to seeing you upon my return!