Meat, Milk and Blood

About a month ago, I wrote on this blog that Africa was not “a place where it’s always acacia trees at sundown” or “potbellied children circled by flies”. And of course, that’s true. But in the interest of giving the whole picture, I also have to say: Sometimes it is. During my visit to the … More Meat, Milk and Blood

Pesa, Ganji, Doh

I know, I know. We are not supposed to talk about money. I am going to break this rule today, so SPOILER ALERT: This post ist going to be all about the green. After all, christmas is coming, bringing with it the horrors of planning your gift budget. Money makes the world go ’round, which … More Pesa, Ganji, Doh

Let’s Go to the Mara!

Last weekend, I took a trip to the Maasai Mara. Our safari van was pretty crowded with me, the driver, five Kenyans, one Finnish filmmaker, and a big old French fellow. The latter almost never spoke in full sentences, sometimes only single words. To make up for it, he repeated everything twice. “Elephant, elephant! Buffalo, … More Let’s Go to the Mara!

Mzungu Musings

Having lived in Germany for most of my life, apart from one year I spent in Spain, I have never really been confronted with my whiteness before in everyday life . But here in Kenya, being white, also known as being a mzungu, makes you different from the vast majority of people. One blogger makes … More Mzungu Musings