Friday, July 04, 2008

Kwaheri Kenya

This will be my last post from Kenya. In a few hours, I will be boarding a plane that will mark the official end of our lives here in Nairobi. They say that you never really leave Kenya: that she will always be in your blood – Kenya becomes part of your soul. And it’s true. Even as I prepare to heft my bags downstairs into an awaiting taxi, I know that I will always carry a piece of Kenya with me.

As some of you may know, I will be spending the next week in Indonesia as Hubby has one last business trip to complete for the Organization. While I am excited about a trip to a new country I have never visited before, I am even more excited about a new job that will keep Hubby in town instead of traveling all over Africa and Asia without me.

After Jakarta (Hubby doesn’t love me enough to take me to Bali) I will be spending a few days in Dubai before we head back to North America for a few weeks with both of our families. After emptying out all of the shops in both Toronto and the Midwest, we will fly to Egypt before heading to a weeklong conference in South Africa. While this means postcards for some of you, most of you are probably shaking your heads at the silence you think awaits you here at Wandering the World.

I am well aware that I do not have the best track record when it comes to blogging from abroad but I am going to try to post at least once a week (hopefully more!) while we are away. So please check back regularly so that you can witness my metamorphosis from Nairobi Typ0 into Cairo Typ0. There will also be stories about my business class flight on Emirates to Toronto (go air miles!), my BIL’s new triplets, the battle between the H-Buck and the TypoZelle, and of course you can be there for the beginning of our new lives in Egypt.

This entry is not a goodbye – WtW will continue as it always has no matter where we call home. Nor is it a farewell to Kenya as I will be back to see the many friends we have made here. Expat life has taught me that home is where the heart and your suitcase are - and part of my heart will always be in Kenya.

Kwaheri for now Kenya. I’ll be seeing you again soon!


Anonymous said...

Au revoir and see you soon.
Safe travelling :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the going back to Kenya....seeing how many times you have made it back to Delhi..
Safe travels and we MUST get together in Detroit/Toronto.