Around the World: Day 6-Kenya’s Culture Summary in Acrostic Form

Carolyn Rodes is in Kenya teaching school and enjoying life there. She made an acrostic out of the word CULTURE and pulled in a lot of things that is part of her world now. I’m especially curious about the omena dish… those little fish eyes make me wonder if I’m hungry or not.. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Caroline and blessings on your time there!

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Compound living; Close neighbors…Chickens in church…
Chai (tea) and Chapatis (greasy tortillas)…
Corrupt government; dishonesty…
Carrying large loads on your head…

Unusual food~omena (small minnows), uji (similar to porridge)…
Undernourished and unclothed children in the slums…
Undesirable drunks whom you come in contact with…
Unpleasant odors from unwashed bodies…

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Living in Luo Land…
Learning the Luo Language…
Letting the natives teach you their way of thinking…
Lovable children with beaming smiles…
Lack of punctuality…

Tuk tuks and piki pikis…
Trying to accept the challenges that come when the power goes off (AGAIN) and your cake is in the middle of baking, you are trying to finish your laundry, or, or, or, or…
Taking TIME to visit the natives…
Thrilling adventures on the road…
Torrential downpours during rainy season…

Unique sights as you travel…
Ugali and sikumu wiki…
Unspoken superstitions…
Using different currency…

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Realizing that different methods are not always wrong…
Rough roads with LOTS of potholes…
Ridiculous driving habits…
Recognizing many souls who are in need of a Redeemer…

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Enjoying the gorgeous flowers and all the beautiful scenery in Kenya…
Eating with your fingers…
Establishing friendships with the native people…
Expectations are changed; world perspective is altered…

-Carolyn Rodes

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