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  • His mother gives to Luka this nice hand made notebook with lot of love and hope him to write his observations from his journeys with open hart and mind.
     

     
  • There are 53 hand written notices to Luka asking for his attention (as a lack of phone or other method of communications between hospital and residents area).
    Luka kept all notices together with some buss tickets and bird feathers in his diary. This reveals his sense and love for small details.
     

Luki za sretan put (To Luka for happy journey)!
  Žiža and Mirko
Dec. 2000

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Jan 3rd, Wednesday
NAIROBI
Arrived in Nairobi today,
-> See letter to Helen 3/1/01
Thursday 4th Jan
Wake up at 2AM – couldn’t sleep. There was a night club some where near and the music was so loud. I couldn’t sleep the rest of the nigh. At 5.15 the Mosque started. It was irritating at first but I soon liked it + than it stopped. I set the alarm for 6. The idea was to go to Barclays and get some money out with VISA card to have enough to get to Liguhe. What I didn’t realize is that I need a pin number (which I didn’t have) so no money. In the end I managed to survive. I got a taxi to

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“cowboy bus station”. The Hell hole of the world ( at least so far). It was the first time I realized how poor Africa was .. hundred of people sifting through rubbish + picking things out to eat out of the mud. Nothing like this I ever sow in Thailand + Burma. There were buses everywhere – brightly colored + horribly graffitied. Everything was muddy and dirty + huge potholes everywhere.
The taxi driver drove me to this bus and as soon as people realized there was a white person in the back they all surrounded around the taxi shouting “where you go” and “come with me”. The taxi driver was really cool and sorted me out with the right bus. The right ticket + someone to look after my bag which was stored down

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below as the bus was too full. Without him I would have been stuffed. We waited in the bus for about ˝ h as the hawkers selling every thing from biscuits and water to necklaces (gold plated) with hart on them saying ‘I love you’.
As the bus left I wondered if my bag was there … we shall see in six hours.
As the bus left Nairobi the Beauty of Africa was relieved to me for the first time. The bright red earth covered by the green grass and beautiful savannah tries in grassland cetending whenever you look. It is what it must have looked like when the first white people come. All that was missing was the elephants + giraffes …
The bus was packed tight, it was hot and

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Kenyan music was blasting out of crappy, broken, screeching speakers. This had somehow made it all come together + whenever I looked I know I had come to Africa.
As the bus drove down into the Rift valley the sight were truly beautiful and I was glad I was here for the first time.
I was going to a hospital where I am going to have nice room with cool facilities and spend a nice time for the duration of 8 weeks – just like ??. Few hours down the line my back was killing me – I had ?? all positions in my maneuvering space of 2mm, I was hot (and people kept shoutting the windows), and

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the music had turned into horrible noise. I could do nothing for 3 hours but take the pain and thinking about beautiful 110 bd hospital in Lugulu that was going to be my home.
When we arrived in Webuye, I was kind of happy the bus journey was over and now time was to ignore horrible smell coming from the pape? factory as well as well bits of ash floating around in the air as Q we had just survived Armaggedon ..
The mat? was easy to find as it was the only one. They seemed to know where I was going so that was good. I was about to arrive to my palace. The reality was some what different.

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I don’t know how to begin describing this place. It is so different and basic to what I had imagined.
Monday 8th Jan
I finished the last entry by saying this place is so different to what I had imagined. Now it is four days later and I feel slightly less disillusioned. I have however wrote about this in some of letters to Helen.
I expected a hospital a bit more modern in a way. A least for the building to be a little bit more modern. Also the docs here are a little distant. It is as if they

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are not interested in me or how I am coping. Dr. Darning or Dr. Armstrong haven’t once asked me ever for a coffee or lunch or even how I was, or how I was coping. I don’t know if that is fair of me to say but I know if situation were reversed I would go out of my way to make them feel welcome. It is not that they had made me feel unwelcome it just that they don’t really seem to care.
If I am ever in this situation I will really try to help others settle in.
I am really lucky that Matt was here when I arrived. Matt is a US resident (like a Reg?) who is here for 6 weeks and arrived 4 days before me.

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He really helped me settle in and is helping me out in a big way by allowing me to bother him with my medical questions. I would be so lost without him. That also applies on everyday living. If he hadn’t been here I would have probably already changed my flight back and gone home.
In a way that is probably what make this place so difficult to what I had imagined. I had imagined that the Docs would really help me settle in and that I would be fairly content spending eight weeks ?? I expected to be a little home sick but I am a lot more home sick. I ?? it is the lack of contact through email or phone to Helen + Mum + dad. If I could email whenever I wanted and hear from them it

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would make so much of a difference. Also the fact that we don’t have TV or even a radio for distractions, makes things hard to cope with.
I do feel things are getting better however. I am beginning to get my bearings in the hospital and make some clinical judgment. Today I sow patients on my own on wardround and although it did take me three time as long as Ray I did get there eventually. I had a LP go on this guy with suspected cerebral malaria. I failed miserably but so did Matt so it didn’t really matter. I think the important thing is that at last now I am getting the hang of the technique.
Tomorrow is the big night on call, my first – from 7 till 8 in the morning.

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Dr. Downing is meant to be supervising me. I don’t know how pleased he will be if I have to wake him up but we will see.
I am quite worried about the peds (pediatrics) and Obs (obstetrics) + Babs stuff because I am not very confident in these.
I have learnt a lot while I was here already and seen stuff that I will probably newer see again. On friday there was a woman with an intra-abdominal pregnancy. They took her to theatar (operating room)+ the fetus was about 17 weeks living on the small bowel mesentary with the placenta. They took the fetus out and it was so eerie. It the the size of my hand, pink had all the miniature features of a human being.

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There is a lot to learn here and I am sure I will gain invaluable experience, but it just could have been so much more fun if they were more welcoming. I hope I will have the strength to last the whole 8 weeks and than go to Safari + Mt Kenya. It will be ok wile Matthew is here I think. Than some other medical students arrive and I hope they’ll be cool too. It would be such shame if after the eight weeks I decided to go home and not visit any national parks or MtKenya.
                   “ May the force be with you Luka – Skywalker!”

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Tuesday 9. Jan
Today on the ward round was a woman who I sow yesterday with the same as everyone else -Abdo (abdomminal) pains, chest pains, back pains, hip pain everithyng else pains
Taking a HX. (hystory) was more dificult because often asking a simple question through a nurse translator it takes five minutes of swahli chat between nurse and patient + relative to answer back with a single word answer.
There is that particular nurse in the female ward. She seems to be the head nurse and takes forever to answer. You ask her a question and she slowly turns towards you. Than bends her head down + looks at you over her glasses. Then slowly

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looks away. At that point you have to repeat the question and the circle to be repeated a few times before she answers you or does what you ask.
Anyway this old women is ill. God knows what is wrong with her but was dehydrated. I stuck her or I belive - 4 th and then daily maintanence. Now I am woried that she will die of H.(hart) failure. I am probably paranoid but what can I do.
Tonight is my first on call with Dr. Downing. Bit nervous but I hope I can handle most things that come along and I hope things don't get too busy so I get enough sleep.
off we go - - -

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Thursday 11.01.01
Had a good day today. I think for the first day here I felt quite positive about duration of my stay -8 weeks and 3 days to go.
I spent the evening reading about Safary's and things I'd like to do in the week and half I have at the end. Sounded like quite good fun.
So first positive day!
Just looking at the thickness of this diary I will have to start writing more to retain all these memories and experiances.
Funny few days - the night on call + today in theater.
More about these tommorrow. I'm in bed at the momente. my headlamp on - nob lamp!

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Friday 12.1.01
Phew?, what a day. It's now about 10 o'clock and i've just come back from daylong c. on call stuff.
It all seems a little bit ?ellish. Also the day today was a bit of a nightmare in the ???xxx

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realy wanted her to live. It wasn't purely for my selfish reason so I felt so xxxx

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i get. In a way he gets very ?? when I ask him question and philosophizes a lot.
In a way it would be a lot nicer if I get a bit more support and an leading forward to to being on call as Dr.Armstrong or Dr. Lugury last week.
Rose bought some milk for me to make yogurt, but I still didn't manage to get round to get it made.
xxxi x
I like Rose she takes good care of us + is nice , modest + shy.
She had a nice wowen basket, snd I enguraded about ift saying I would like to get one for mom cos she would like that

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sort of stuff. Rose said she would send someone to get me one next thursday.
Well this is long night ahead at me with what I feel will be like a nightmareish on call.
It was busy enough so far that I hope for a break but I doubt it.
May god have mercy on me.

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Sunday 14/1/01
On call was ?? ?? 2year old girl died on me. Resms didn't help. Possibly caused severe brain damage by a 14 old girl. So it was a kind of a bad night.
Just though Mat and I made a spacer for my ventolin inhaler for a baby with pneumonia and ?? - hope it works.

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16.1.01 Tuesday
Today was a nice kind of day. Last night i was on call but didn't get woken once during thew night xxxxx . Ilike doing peads and I was telling

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Mat yestrday that I kind of enjoiyed loking after sick kids here. xxxxxxxxx

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Later in the afternoon Mat and I went for a walk down into vallley. I took my camera with me and took photos of some birds + country side.
We went XXXXXXXXXXXX A bit later, just as we started to go back Joseph come looking for us and wanted to show us his

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home and how "Africans sit". He took us to this ?? made out of clay where there were all these old man drinking "busha". It's alchoholic drink made out of maize, hot water, and god knows what. Tthan it ferments + they drink it warm (see picture) There were far more x

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a walk and didn't bring our wallets. xxxxx

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Then Joseph took us to his house - it was a kind of a compound where his family + cousins live. xxxxx

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All the jung men here want to go to America and I think that is the same world also. and Croatia.
Anyway he is coming tomorrow after lunch and Mat and I are beginning to feel a litle invaded by all the visitors. But that is why we are hewre afterall. xxxxx

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Three kids that I personaly know and treated died so far and that is perhaps the most difficult.x

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her.
Third elective has been a ?? learning experiment but I am not sure weather the price is worth it.
The plus side is that the child with ?? and ??, for whom I made a spear out of a plastic bottle + give my ventolin inhaler is feeling lot better and looking likes she might go home tomorrow.
Also on saturday Mat + I delivered twins, the second of whom was ?? and needed ?? by the pediatrician - yours truly.
So almost two weeks of the hospital + 2 weeks in Kenya.

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I am finding my foot a little more everyday, about 7 1/2 weeks till I see Helen and 20h till I speak to her. I miss her so much. I hope she is OK and not sad.x

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18.1.01 Thursday
I got Helen's letter today and it made me feel so happy. Especially since yesterday when I spoke to her she was all miserable. It er gran had stroke last week and she seems to have had another one and is paralysed. + can't speak. Helen is really sad and upset. Also it seems the Research ??ption is going to be canceled. xxxxxx
Matt and I went to play football. It was so much fun but we only lasted about 10

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mins. These guys are so fit. I assisted a goal. I'm glad we went + will go again.
I am on call tonight + at the moment playing cards with Matt.

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Friday 19.1.01
Today wasd a busy day I was on call last night. It didn't start so good. On the every vound there were a load of really ill kids, a few new, but most old. As usuall all had ?? ?? ??? ??x

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I had my first successful tap in the adult.
Thankfully the ??/ x

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chance, they will die on me. I find it just horrible now, as I did the first time and I am kind of scared by it. It's not that I think its my fault or anything like that but, that I feel so helpless and that there is nothing I can do save their life. The nurses here are also useless and don't know xxxx what to do x

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in the west. They seem to understandhow we cannot do everything and we do our best.
Rose says that when people go to hospital they expect either to die or to live. Back home everyone expect to live. But maybe we have the capability to made people live so xxxx xxxxxxxxx

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the morning.
At 3am I was waken to go and xxxxxxxxx

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see what is happening in ?? theatar.
I got there and I found ATLS's were nightmare - chaos. A woman had been hit by a M?xxxxx

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so more ?? could be doneover the xxxxxxx.
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ORS

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Friday the 26 Jan 01
It's been a week since the last diary entry. It's a long time and I', sure some of things I will forget, I just hope I have written them in my letters to Helen. xxxx

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When we played frizby with the ??.
Thursday 28th Jan
It's the second day here that Alan and Laury(?) are here.I am begginig to feel like a be babysitter. I seem to have to sort out what we are going to eat and when. What to do for our entertaiment etc. Matt seams to have gotten the better and of the deal at the moment. He is on Surgery and spends a lot of the time in theater.
Alan and I are on peads and Loury is on Medicine. When Matt leaves I go on surgery and hopefully get some more ??? experience.
I am on call tonight and in a way am looking for ?? to it.and x

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I havent been on call since friday but on friday was really quiet. On saturday they had a busy ?? with on RTA and stuff.

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find herself a new supervisor for the research project. The new Pediatrition at the St Mary's. I am so happy for her cos she'll finally manage to do it after all that hassle. She managed to do it.
I was reading some medicine yesterday and really thought I was enjoing it. It was a good thing to feel motivated again!
The americans seem to have a lot more than we, and their general medical education up to consultant seem a lot better with a lot more opportunities.
I think I should definitely do the USOKE ?? ?? go live in New York or San Francisco.< /p>

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Tuesday 28th 11pm
On call tonight. There was a woman who has beed Waiting to delive and had ??x

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-- after that lady hadn't progressed by 1.30 am so we had to section her. The baby had ?? cord and didn't survive.
Mum was ok.
I got to stick the ?? again but mesed up a little and had to put 2 ?? stiches in to close it.
-- It was a long night I didn't get to bed till about 4.45.
-- learned lots things

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Thursday 01. Feb. 2001
Today was an avarage kind of day in hosp but I got speak to Helen,. She sounded so happy the little one I was glad she was feeling ok. It sounded like her x

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there for her or at last speak to her more often and just listen to her
In a way it is quite nice to have some students around to chat around + compare notes.x

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and do some reading. The time hire is quickly ?? out. This is my 4th week that just finished that I am in Lugulu. I need to start reading realy as the finals are not far off.x

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everithing a doctor? elective should be and more!

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Friday 02/02/01x

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Wedsnsday 1. feb
Well, fryday on call was busy. Ispend most of the night in theatar

On Saturday the locrum arrived and they put him in with

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Matt, Alan and I cos the work t? was here and taken all the houses.
it was kind of wierd housing hh? around cos he didn't say much. I suspect he also might have k? our batteries but that is probably no fair.
It was Matt'd last day on Saturday and you could tell he was happy to be going home. We took him to the bus stop on Saturday morning and it was kind of sad to see him leave.
On Sunday we want to visit Jan and his school. It was quite fun and whole thing made to ? same hospitality

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comparison between the west, the develping world and ?.x

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pissed off and is now actually fun to be around.
I am doing surgery and to be honest it is not that much fun. Dr. Lunga?? is kind of seory? and I do not know exactly what he wants me to do all the time.
The other day I got roped? into doing outpatiens and that wasd cool. I'm not doing this again quickly.
xxx

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I need/want to do before I leave!

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Monday 12. Febx

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out about this later and Alan obviously wanted to go in + scrub up. So did I, but I somehow didn’t feel like I could say that. I should have just gone in to woth? But I thought it would sound to silly if I wanted to do it so I never asked. I am quite jealous about stuff like that.
Tomorrow we have 2 big lop?? – fr? Stabing at 7am that I will want to go in on. I bet Alan comes b? saying –ya I want to do them do you mind!? – I am busy ?? ?? I know. As Lori wasn’t back from her day out at around 6pm I want to see one new ?? - ? Inc Ab? She sure was and Jon and I ??/

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to evacuate her. Than this bb?(teenager) got hit by a me? + come with a head injury.
I thought he was in much n? need all? But Jan sent the CO’s to stitch him up and we did the evac?.

During it I think I got splashed in the eye with some blood I am not sure. I felt something around my eye but I am not sure weather I did or not. I asked Lori to look (she was there by now) and she said there was no blood in the eye. There was a little spot on my glasses and latter when I

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doblsed? my eye with a swab there was nothing on it.
I think what I will do is order an OT on her tomorrow and Q it is the? Start my triple therapy + go home. If its negative than nothing.
I will ask Dr.Lugura if that is OK tomorrow and than ?? it.
What about Helen if it is true?

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Tuesday 13/2/1
The ET was negative
(see picture)
I'm so x

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and get myself a western ?? in a few months time when I get back.
I x

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v. big and v. cysbic?. In the process of removing it Dr. Luguru managed to cut a ?ter. Thisu ment having to repair it at I took us around 5 hours for the whole thing.
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Although he is quite savvy?
I had my camera with me so I took some photos of the theater + staff.
Hope they turnout well. Iseem to think they will all be too dark/light out of focus + blurry. Shame for the many for the camera.
To kisumu on Friday.
I got Helen’s valentine card today and I was weak + I opened it early. Its soo coo she found a lovely ?? about ?? ?? ?/ it forme.

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Sunday 25.2.01
Well my experience of Lugulu is almost over now. I have been in little slack on writing my diary over the past few weeks. Some how when Matt was here we found more time for diary and letter writing. Also since Alan and Lori arrived I seem to get a lot less medical experience.
Alan declared he wants to do surgery when he arrived and ever since if there is anything surgical to be done its “ok lets call Allan liked be intro?sked, he wants to do surgery !” this happens during the day and even when he is not on call.

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It’s a bit annoying because I too am interested but often they say ah? Call alan he”d be interested. I can’t say wee I’d like to do it you know. This is a bit sad as my experience hire is affected in the last few weeks. Even my on call nights have been unusually quite, for the past 4 to 5 times. I have had full nights of sleep and wasn’t called even once. I am not complaining, but I feel little like my experience is suffering.
Well such is life .. ..
I had a good past two weekends.
Last weekend we went to

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Kirsumu. Its Kenya’s 3rd largest town based on the edge of lake Victoria. When we were getting near to Kisumu in our M? it was very like the south of France _ well a bit. There were same Rochy?-clafty ? mountanery type things that we come over, them do? Onto this plain where Kisumu was on the edge of the lake There is nothing special about Kisumu really apart that it’s on the edge of Lake of Victoria.
It was vary exciting for us because it is like going tio the “big City” from Ligulu. There were bars, hotels , ?? restaurants etc.
We decided to stay at the Sunset Hotel. It was on this hill just north

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to the lake. It was set in what seemed like white part of town. There were lots of very nice houses with gardens around them with expensive cars parked in the driveways.
The hotel was a good choice cos it was as close to the lake as we could get, it was quite + private and had a beautiful view of sunsets over the lake. It costs ?10 per night.
I could have spent a few weeks there just ?? out. The food was ok at the hotel but it was absolutely their low season as they didn’t have half that things on the menu.

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The view of the lake and the pecefulnes reminded me so much of Necujam + Solta. I’d quite like to go back soon + show Helen but we need to find a few weeks that we both had off.
I had fish + it was soo ?? to have fresh grilled fish.
I like fish.
It was great to be able to email. It made me feel like I was in touch with the rest of the world again.
I got email’s from Doug + Ash and that was really cool. They seem to be having a really good

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time and learning lots.
I also got email from that woman from the post grade centre that I got the Preston A (job that made me so happy!. I couldn’t believe it (I had to recheck the next day just to make sure).
Now I just need to pass my finals.
Helen said that Dan was a bit pissed off he didn’t get the Tort?/Mails?/Wiils? job. That’s a bit sad cos he really wanted it. I hope he sorts something good out to? clearing. I wonder what happened to Am, Doug + Ash. I spouse I will find out in 2 weeks time.

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In Kisumi wa also had plenty of Tuskus + Chocolate milk xxxxx

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second hand clothes to food to old coke bottle + caps (??) It was a cool weekend and I toughly enjoyed it.
This Sunday I had off so I went to koka mango Rousn? Forest. That was quite cool but a little disappointedly as I couldn’t find a “nature” guide at all.
In the and some women gave me her twenty yr old sun to show me around.
It was good but he didn’t know anything about any of the animal or plants.

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It was still good fun. xxxxxx

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The plan also in clouds going to Mt.Kenya.x

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28. Feb. 01 Wednsday
Well today I left xxxxx

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to get it in. She vounnd? some half desolved tables out and that was cool. I also sow this guy who got ponged on the head and all his extensions of the wrist chopped off. When I was writing the notes
Lori ?? me to write pussy – like pass in the wound.
quite funny. That evening I went to say good bay to Ray+ Jon + I was in a way pleasantly surprised that they were sort of warm to

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me. They were both nice to me and smiled + shook my hend + said it was nice to have me. I think they kind of liked me.
Then this morning while Jon was on her morning walk sow me on the bus stop + come over again to say buy. Also Lori + Alan got up to take me to the bus stop. It was nice.
The bus ride was nice I sow more of the country side and Kenya is realy beautifull. I think I would like to work work for the AirVac.
- The Air Ambulance here

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so I could fly over the whole country.
When we drove into NairobyI realized we droved through west lands, so I got the bus to stop, but they stopped like 800m below the main ? so I had to walk with both of my rucksacks back up this h ? a really busy road. Finaly I mader it to theill x

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All these villas + maingaons? everywher, serounded by lovely gardens+ xxx

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though.
We had supper. We were all seated together + the seated me in the middle and wa all chatted and get to know each other.
There was this old blind man from either Ethiopia or Eritrea. He was some priesr from a xxxx x

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all have to go in different directions so they are not cought.x

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know what they have to do here as there x

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pate and cheese. xxxxx

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to Masai Mara. Its costing a fortune but I am traveling myself and on the side of that I didn't xxxxx

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me a member of a ?? to try xxxxx

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Thurday 1st March
Now its about 5 in the afternoon and I am just sitting out in the garden in the sun. The wind is gently blowing the birds aresinging.
I've managed to sort out a guided trip up MtKenya but the travel agent was a bit dodgery xxxx

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office at around 9. xxxx

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2/3/1 Friday
Well I think I had been ?/. The problem being that I didn't read my book properly before hand. xxxx

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He tried to explain to me how we are going to get ? ?. but he was speaking very quietly and had this "ha-ha" type of smile on his face that I didn't realy understand v. much.
I had somehow imagined being cleanffered? out to Mt Kenya in a ?? or something but he said we are going by share taxi -OOK!
Than we walked through town into this realy shit bit of city where there all these malak?? + coods? of doday? looking people.
We finaly got to this share taxi and than he presumably ?? ?? xxxz

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I just kept thinking that I got tottaly fl?? for $400.
It was quite cromped? in the taxi up to Nanyuli?. It's a croppy town on the ?? around MtKenya. When the mountain come into view it was quite cool. It kind of looked like brest with a nipple on it, with some milk pooring out -(snow!)
- see drowing -
When we got here

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I think I just feel ? ?? depressed at the moment cos I think I am having ?? had – which I am.

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in the evening. All these women come here to sell their bodies as there is a british army base near here.
Than all these women x

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survive till the morning? And what about on the way back? Help?x

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Southern ?. Any way cos we didn’t get there till about 6 guy was gone.
But I kind of enjoed the walk (even though it was davn to main road c. smog) and was glad to get out a little.
When we got back I spotted the

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and were here on part of their intership in Social Services.
There were working in Nairobi's slums with children xxxx

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the disco was blasting out loud music, xxxxxx

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more + more of all these gays kept comming xxxxxx

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Saturday 3rd March
Well here I am in a ?? tent at 3049 meters. xxxxx

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I enjoyed being clim? xxxx

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Mountainous forest and it was soo cool Through the openings in the trees we kept glimps? the summit of MtK. x

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cope with.
We sat at one pocket + had lunch. He washed up some Avocados with some onions and madeit as sandwich. xxxxx

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But at that point I didn't really care xxxxx

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Mc Hurds?? camp than I think we spend a night there xxxxx

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better.
Well now it's 7pm and I have had the biggest supper ever.
They xxxxxxx

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I am a little bit woried about my ?? to tackle a 5000m. xxxxx

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Sunday 4th March
I'm in my tent looking into the ? summits + glo? of Mt Kenia just some 700 metars above.
- It's really cool + I wish

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to go out + pee - it was cold xxxx

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possion frut. Yhey fid me like a king + in the end I wan't xxxxx

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a ???x

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I think when I start work? I will get a answer xxxx

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are getting on at xxxx

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Monday 5th March
Well today I have had the most awsome + tiring day at the same time.
Now I am sharing room with this spanish mountain guide + climber called Jose and he's just been telling me all about india and what an awsomme place it is - I really wont to go
  wow.

Thusday, March 8th . (image a) (image b)
Here I am in total luxury on Safari in Masai Mara. I am staying at KICHA TEMBO . It's one of these tented campus where everything is set up to look like you are on a safari one hundred years ago.
I flew in from Nairobi from Wilson Airport. There I decided I want to learn how to fly and come and work for Kenya Air Doctors. The little airport looked so cool with all the airplains + helicopters.
As we tookoff + flew over kenya it looked like such a beautiful country. The Nafure? + valleys + hils were awsome and I could see myself flying over theseone day in a small airplane.
We landed on a ground airstrip - ground as in no concrete, just savanah. There was an elephant in the distanceflapping its ears and thiswas axactly how I imagined precolonial Africa to be like. There wer these jeeps there to meet us and to take us to the camp. As I was on my ownand there werae all theese groups they grouped me with this other american girl who was also on her own.
Her name was Jennifer + she lives + work in madagaskar at the moment. She's been there for 8 months now + is due to stay for 2 years.She also work in Benia? in West Africa for 2.5 years as a peace corps volonteer. Seems nice + friendly enough.
Anyway we got here + they took us to these green tents, overlooking the savannah. It is so beautiful here. The tents  a total + neter? luxury. They were built for rich people to think they are on safari + have all their ?? comforts.
There are two huge beds, electricity, writhing desk with ?? (all this in front room and then a bathroom in the back room with a flushable toilet + hot shower + alle mod caus?.
They even have these glass bottles filled with home made shampoo, conditioner, shower gel + hand + body lotion.
It is soo cool + helen would love it here. I miss her! We had wonderful lunch starting with tomato soup than fish + oxtail + veg + cheese + chdee? - Mmmm .
Then there was a talk boy 'a massi' about their culture + that was quite interesting.
In the afternoon they finally took us on safari after it had stopped raining. It was a bit slow to start with but then we come across a hand of buffalo which was kind of cool. Then we ran into a pride of lions. That was really aw some. These giant cats were just lying there in their natural habit tottally wild + we were only a few feet away. It was really amazing.
We also sow elephants + that was cool too. Then there was impala + Thompsons  gorillas.  Also this this cool Bird that make a funny burping/farting sound. + warthoges? + ostriges. + bush babios?.  
The drive was really amazing + one of the best thing I have ever done.
When we got back they did this dance for us + a little bit of singing and then we has supper. I had Zebra which was delicious + really tender + Lobster - yummy yummy for my tummy. I got back + had on an awesome shower.
  Al together a really cool + unforgettable day.  

Friday 9th March . (image)

My second day on safari and I am having such a cool time I'm lying in a leammch? just outside my tent and looking out onto savannah and on a grassy garden with hundreds of differently colored + beautify butterflys everywhere.
That's the thing about Kenya + E.Africa well (probably) that is so attractive to the white people. The climate is wonderful. You can live on the coast, full of coral reefs + tropical beaches then you can go and stay up in the cooler altitides and enjoy the  beatiful landscape, go climbe Mt.Kenya or sail on Lake Victoria + go on safari in the handful native parks + savanahs.
When we were driving through the savanah today in our LandRover + enjoing the views + the breeze + reminded me so much of the sceene in Jurassic Park 2 when all the hunters are speeding 4x4 on this savannah with all the Dinosaurs running around them. I would have loved to have been an of these white explores + hunters in Africa in the beginning. 

Here are images of references - deceases - notices from the back of his diary.

 Rest in Peace.

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