I’ve made it safely to London. Friday at 5am, I left Tenwek by matatu. Petra, Patti and I arrived at Patti’s house around 11am. We spent the day bopping around the city, but made sure to fall asleep EARLY. Yesterday morning, Patti’s mom drove me to the airport. I sat next to a man from the Lake Victoria region who is practicing to be a social worker in London. The 8 hour trip never seems so long when you make friends!
Finding Chelsea wasn’t too hard. I wrongly assumed I’d get a chance to check the internet for an e-mail or fb message with the address on it. Even at the airport the internet wouldn’t work down in the security/baggage claim. So, I grabbed all my stuff and headed down to the tube. I looked at the map to figure out how to get to Brixton. Carrying all my stuff was the hard part- and definitely a reason to get luggage with wheels!! I arrived in Brixton and asked for my way to the nearest internet cafe. The man behind the desk laughed when I walked in (I mean it’s definitely at least 60-70 pounds of stuff). I found a phone and called her cell phone, and sent an e-mail home telling my mom I’d arrived safely. She and Molly were two streets down and found me pretty quickly
I will definitely be updating some more when I get home. Just reflections. I’m looking forward to seeing my family, but, I did not want to leave Kenya. That’s usually true anywhere I go, but this time it was a different feeling. This time, I realized I could stay.0