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  • Etter en lang reise med mellomlandinger i Frankurt og Etiopia er vi endelig fremme i Mombasa, Kenya. Vi er enda litt slitne og jetlagged, men fler allikevel at vi har vrt her lenge. Taxisjfren vr fra flyplassen til hotellet var en utrolig snill, hyggelig og rolig mann som fortalte oss at det er lurt kunne noen gloser p swahili, at vi ikke mtte g ute p kvelden men at det var trygt p dagtid. Han viste og pekte og fortalte om ting vi kjrte forbi p veien, noe som gjorde turen mye mer interessant.

    // After a long journey with transits in Frankfurt and Ethiopia we have finally arrived in Mombasa, Kenya. Even though we are still a little tired and jetlagged, we already feel like we've been here a long time. Our taxi driver from the airport to the hotel was a kind, nice and calm man who told us that we should learn a couple of words in swahili, that it's not safe for us to walk outside in the evening, but that it's safe when the sun is up. He was also pointing and telling stories about different things we saw on the road, which made the trip more exciting.





    Hotellet vrt er veldig fint og veldig afrikansk med veldig hyggelig bemanning. Maten er s som s, og vi kan vel si at det beste mltidet p hotellet hittil har vrt frokosten. Hotellet har balkonger for alle rom, noe som er veldig godt benytte seg av om kvelden nr huden er rd og kroppen er sliten.

    // Our hotel is very nice and very african with a nice staff. The food is not the best, and it's safe to say that the best meal on the hotel so far has been the breakfast. The hotel has a balcony for every room, which gives you a good feeling in the night when the skin is red and the body is tired.

    Bamburi beach er lang og vakker, og nr det er lavvann m man g et stykke for komme ut i vannet. Vi sjekket ut stranden for frste gang i gr, da det var sndag, og det var ingen god id. Frsteinntrykket ga vel kanskje det drligste inntrykket stranden kan gi. For det frste var det hyvann, s stranden ble veldig smal, og var full av tang. For det andre var stranden stappet full av Kenyanere som ikke virket som ha sett s mange hvite fr, s om man ikke liker bli stirret p, kan det fort bli ubehagelig. Allikevel, nr vi hilste p swahili fikk vi bde smil og "jambo jambo" tilbake, noe som tyder p at stirringen var ren nysgjerrighet.
    Dagen etter var stranden helt fantastisk! Det var lavvann, alle menneskene var borte og stranden var ren og fin. Herlig!

    // Bamburi beach are long and beautiful, and when it's low tide, you have to walk for a long way out to get into the water. We were checking out the beach for the first time yesterday, on a sunday, and that was maybe not the best idea. The first impression gave the worst impression the beach could give us. First of all, it was high tide, so the beach was very small, and full of seaweed. Second of all, the beach was extremely crowded by Kenyans who didn't seem like they've seen many white people before, so if you don't like people staring at you, it can easly become unpleasant. Allthough, when we said "jambo", which means hi in swahili, they were smiling and said "jambo jambo" back, which means that all the staring is just pure curiousity.
    The day after, the beach was amazing! It was earlier in the day so it was low tide, and all the people were gone. The beach was so clean and pretty. Lovely!










    P stranden, mtte vi "Kaptein Issa". Han hadde en liten fiskebt som han ville ta oss rundt i, og nr vi pent takket nei var han til vr overraskelse ikke pgende. Allikevel viste og fortalte han oss masse om sjlivet i Kenya, noe som faktisk var utrolig spennende. Vi s utrolig mange spesielle dyr som lever i havet og som kunne gjre helt utrolige ting. Vi s ogs en sjslange som til og med en kenyansk fisker var overrasket over se. Han ble utrolig glad, slo hjel slangen med et par steiner s han kunne ha med hjem til spise middag. Kaptein Issa fortalte oss ogs om familien sin. Han har fem barn, alle fra 10 til 20 r, og han fortalte stolt om alle disse. Han var ogs veldig stolt av fortelle at det er mange som skiller lag etter et par r, men at han og kona har vrt sammen siden de var 19, og n var 42. Fiskermannen fortalte oss ogs om hvordan tsunamien i Asia i 2004 pvirket Kenya. Han fortalte oss at det meste av sjliv da dde, og vi fikk se dde og delagte koraller som har ligget der siden. En utrolig spennende vandring p stranda med en fiskermann som meddelte at bare folk med lisens fr lov til rre strandlivet i Kenya, mens hans stolt viste frem lisensen sin.

    On the beach, we met "Captain Issa". He has a small fishing boat which he wanted to give us a little tour in, and when we nicely thanked no, he was to our surprise not too on-going. Although, he wanted to show us and tell us a lot about the sealife in Kenya, which actually was very interesting. We saw a lot of animals that lives in the ocean and can do the most incredible things. We also saw a sea snake that even a kenyan fisher man was surprised to see. He got so excited and happy, killed the snake with som rocks and brought is home so he could have dinner. Kaptain Issa also told us about his family. He has five children, everyone from 10 to 20 years, and he was so proud when he was talking about them. He was also very proud to tell that a lot of married couples are divorcing after a couple of years, but that he has been with his wife since they were 19, and now he's 42. The fisherman also told us about how the tsunami i Asia i 2004 affected Kenya. Most of the sea life died because of the tsunami, and we got to see dead and broken corals who has been laying there ever since. It was so cool to walk around in the low tide with a fisherman who knew so much, and was proud to tell that only lisensed people were allowed to do this, while he was showing us his lisense.


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