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Mt. Longonot

October 9, 2011

I will have to keep this update short because I have my Kiswahili final exam tomorrow (AHHH) and I desperately need to study but I couldn’t hold off on this one.

We had one of our very rare completely free weekends and yesterday 11 of us went to Mt. Longonot, an awesome inactive volcano about 2 hours outside of Nairobi. The whole thing was about 11km and let me tell you, it was a great hike. The landscape definitely made it a challenge due to the very sandy and gravel covered paths but it was worth it. Hiking in a circle was a bit disorienting but it was fun to be able to see all the way around the edges. Here are some pictures!!

This is a picture of the crater I found online.

In the background of this picture you can see the highest peaks and the most challenging part of the hike.

ME at the top!!

Tonight we are celebrating the third birthday in our group this week but due to some kind of threat to Westlands (the area of Nairobi we usually go to for celebrations along with all the other white people in Nairobi) we are going to stay local and just enjoy dinner out. Super excited! Vegetables aren’t a regular thing in my Nairobi home stay so I jump at the chance to get some at restaurants.

Wish me luck on my exam tomorrow! It is 30 minutes of straight conversation and THAT’S IT! Needless to say I am incredibly nervous but being done with Kiswahili will be a big relief. Keeping that in mind as I study…


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