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A Rocky Adventure From Kenya To Sudan

A Rocky Adventure From Kenya To Sudan

Imagine a small cowboy town in northern Kenya, ten hours away from any form of civilization. The atmosphere of this outback town was ecstatic; Turkana tribesmen adorned in animal skins, and hundreds of coloured beads, herding their goats through the narrow dusty streets, the naked man sitting on the street corner.

Colourful Calcutta – Celebrating Holi

On my recent, and first ever, trip to India I had the amazing opportunity to celebrate Holi (Festival of Colours) in Calcutta. Attending Holi Festival is something that has always been a dream of mine and was most definitely a…

Money for Mud

I’m delighted to say that I shall be putting my travelling shoes on again in March, on a journey of a lifetime to Kolkata, India. India will be country number 36 for me…a tiny bit closer to my goal of…

Dear Diary – New Friends

Dear Diary, We met Brother Paul today from the USA. He invited us up to Kakuma some day to visit the UN refugee camp, with over 86,000 refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia and The Sudan. These kinds of things are suddenly becoming a…

Dear Diary- Hello Lodwar

Dear Diary, We  eventually made it to Lodwar today. Cool date and it’s Kerrie’s 19th birthday-what a bizzare way to spend your birthday. I’m still shaking as I write…that bus journey was out of this world. I’ve also just realised  it’s…

Dear Diary- Bye Bye Nairobi

Dear Diary, Got the 8.30am bus to Kitale today. It’s hard to believe how far the 3 of us have come..from Cork, Cavan and Roscommon all the way to Nairobi and then to Kitale, finally we are en route to…

Dear Diary- Hello Kenya

This is the start of a new series of posts that I am going to copy word for word from an old travel diary I found in my bedroom. Reading back I was not the most sensitive person and my…

BOP BOP BABY

So I’ve been rummaging through old drawers at home and just came across an old diary stuffed full of stray papers, boarding passes, poems, photos and many random phone numbers! It dates back as far as 2003, the year my…

What would you do if Kidnapped?

You’re driving through a remote, desert area in Sudan when suddenly you hear gunfire. Bullets and mortars seem to be exploding in every direction. You can’t see ahead of you and have no idea if you are a target or…

Time for a career change

So as many of you know, and perhaps many of you DON’T know, I have recently been offered (and as of today, have ACCEPTED!) a place on the MSc in Humanitarian Action in University College Dublin starting in September! This…

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