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    Idag har vrt en utrolig deilig dag, som alle andre dager her. Vi bestemte oss for ikke dra til stranda, men bare ligge ved bassenget fr i dag. Det var helt ubeskrivelig deilig med parasoller haha, den varmen som er her er litt i varmeste laget for min del. Derfor var det veldig godt slappe av i skyggen idag.

    Litt senere dro vi til Big Tree for spise lunsj, og der var det liv! Alle de andre dagene har det vrt s og si bare oss der, men i dag var det utrolig fullt med underholdning og hele pakka! Det var en stemning det nesten er litt vanskelig beskrive. Kenyanere i alle aldre, med og uten barn samlet seg for drinker og underholdning som bestod av dansing og stand-up. Passe synd for oss at stand-upen var p swahili haha, men bare vre der for stemningens skyld var nok. Det var ogs helt utrolig se barn og unge danse, spesielt en dansegruppe p 5-6 gutter som jeg vil gjette var rundt 16 r. De var utrolig talentfulle, veldig morro se. Kenyanerne lo, pratet og koste seg, og hele den store restauranten var plutselig stapp full.

    I dag inns jeg at de som har vrt mest hjelpsomme her, har faktisk vr taxisjfrene vre. Vi har hatt veldig snille, ordentlige og hjelpsomme taxisjfrer, og de har alltid nsket at vi skal ha det bra. Da vi var i Haller Park var vi der tidlig, slik at vi ikke fikk med oss matingen. Da taxi-sjfren spurte om dette, ordnet han s vi kunne f komme inn en gang til senere p dagen, gratis, s vi kunne f med oss det ogs. Taxisjfrene har ogs alltid vrt villige til vente p oss hvor enn vi er og s og si uavhengig av hvor lenge de m vente. "Hakuna matata" med et stort smil og tommel opp er standard.

    I dag da vi kjrte i taxien var det snakk om fotball mellom gutta. De snakket om fotball i gr ogs. I den korte taxituren fra Big Tree i kveld ble jeg bare sittende og observere. Jeg liker observere, tenke. Mange kan kanskje oppfatte meg som stille, men sannheten er at jeg noen ganger bare liker hre p. Liker la alt synke inn, tenke. Idag tenkte jeg over hvor sykt fascinerende det er hvordan ting som fotball bringer folk sammen. To menn som mtte hverandre for frste gang for et par dager siden, hvordan de kan snakke som om de har kjent hverandre lenge, bare fordi de deler en felles interesse. En 20 r gammel student fra Norge og en taxisjfr i Kenya. De spr hverandre hvordan dagen har vrt, taxifjfren sier at han kjrer taxi "all day every day". Det er fascinerende sitte og se ut. Se kenyanere i dress g i samme gate som kenyanere som har kjkkenet sitt i veikanten. kjre forbi SOS-barnebyer, se barn er lykkelige med mdrene sine p stranda, til mte gutter som spr om vi har noe mat til de. sitte og lure p hvordan livene til folk er. Hvordan lever hun? Er han mett? Hvordan er det vre homofil i et land der det er straffbart? Hvordan bor de som jobber p hotellet, p Big Tree? Hvordan er det bo i slummen?

    Jeg kommer nok aldri til slutte lure p ting, se p et menneske og lure p hva livshistorien til det mennesket er. Det er det som er s spennende, s srt, s inspirerende med reising. Man ser s mye nytt, man lrer s mye nytt. Ting man burde ta med seg for alltid.

    // Today has been a good day, which every day basically is. We decided not to go to the beach, but we layed by the pool instead earlier today. It was incredible to lay in the shadow, the heat here is a liitttllle too warm for my taste.
    Later we went to Big Tree to have lunch, and there was some much going on there this afternoon and tonight. All the other days it has only been us there, but tonight it was so crowded with entertainment and a lot of stuff going on. It is kinda hard to explain the atmosphere there, it was so awesome. Kenyans at all ages, with and without kids were gathering together for drinks and entertainment which contained dancing and stand-up. Too bad for us that the stand-up were in swahili, hahah, but being there for the atmosphere was kinda enough. It was so awesome to see kids and young people dance, especially a group of 5-6 boys thar were maybe 16 years old, they were so talented which was so fun to watch. The kenyans were laughing, chatting and having a great time, and suddenly the big, empty restaurant we've known the whole week became extremely crowded.

    Today I realized that the most helpful people here have actually been our taxi drivers. We've had very kind and helpful taxi drivers who have always tried to make us feel welcome and made sure that we are having a good time. The other day when we were in Haller Park, we were there early, so we didn't get to see the feeding. When the taxi driver asked us about this, we fixed for us so we could come back when it was feeding time, for free. Our taxi drivers have also been waiting for us for hours without any problems at all, no matter where it is or for how long. "Hakuna matata", a big smile and thumbs up has been standard the last days.

    Today in the taxi, the guys were talking about soccer. They were talking about soccer last night as well. During the short taxi trip from Big Tree tonight I just sat there and observed. I like to observe, to think. Many people might think that I am quiet or shy, but the truth is that I sometimes likes to just listen to other people talk. Let it all sink in, to think. Today I thought about how fascinating it is that things like soccer brings people together. To guys who just met each other for the first time a couple of days ago, how they can talk like they've know each other for a long time, all because they share a passion. A 20 year old student from Norway and a taxi driver in Kenya. They ask each other how the day has been, the taxi driver says that he drives taxi "all day every day". It's fascinating to look outside. See kenyans in suits walk in the same streets as kenyans who have their kitchen in the ditch. Driving by SOS children cities to see kids are being happy with their mothers on the beach to meeting boys who are asking if we have any food they can have. Me sitting there, wondering how peoples lives are. How does she live? Is he hungry or full? How is it to be gay in a country where it's illegal? How does the staff on the hotel live, the staff at Big Tree? How is it to live in the slum?

    I will never stop wondering things, looking at a person and wonder what him or hers life story is. That's what so inspiring with travelling. You see so many new things, learn so many new things. Things you should keep in your heart forever.


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