Getting to know
Getting to know the buildings the sand, the mud, the brick, the stone, the soil, the warmth it keeps, and the warmth it keeps out, the shacks, the blocks, the houses, the hotels and the childrens homes.Getting to know the beaches, getting to know the warm warm sand, the salty hot water that feels like a bath, the people on it selling selling, people saying Jambo! People who wants to be your friend, the camels, the horses, the twigs and the grass.Getting to know the Volunteers, what they do, how they do it, what they love and what they stand for.
Getting to know the sights and the sayings, the things to do and where to do them, how much to pay and how to barter.
Getting to know the project coordinators, what drives them and what they do, how to reach them, what you can ask them, and most importantly, what they can teach you.
Getting to know, the volunteer quarters, basic living and cooperating, community living and eating together, sharing and laughing and helping each other.
Getting to know where to go to relax, drinks in the water, or volleyball, swim or just rest in the sun.
Getting to know, the value of money, in every sense of the word. How much is a thousand to them? And how much is a thousand to us?
Getting to know, the back of a camel, how to hold on and how to get off, how to jump into and ride a Matatu, hire a Tuk-Tuk or trusting a piki-piki driver.