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First week in Kenya

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After a long flight on the 10th of November we, team CODE (collaborative design), arrived in Nairobi. The next day a long journey awaited us. Packed in a car with too much people and luggage we made our way to the project site in Namelok. During the travelling we already caught a glimpse of the Kenyan wildlife, we saw giraffes, gazelles en zebras. Shortly after settling down in our new house, we went to see the site where the lodges will be realized. The days after we travelled to nearby towns to get in touch with the local environment. Just like the weather, we also got a warm welcome from the people. We’re being greeted and waved at just like we are celebrities. People are curious to know why we are here and how long we’re staying for. After a while you start recognizing people, especially children who are always hanging near our house. At first they were a bit shy and distant, but after an afternoon of dancing with them they started to loosen up. By going to the church on Sunday we hoped to learn some more about the local traditions.
For the project we’ve already been observing local building methods and mapped the project site. After one week of observing our new environment, we hope to focus the coming weeks more intensely on the project. We plan on visiting architects and other relatable projects. We’ll keep you posted in the further process of our project! Like they say in Swahili: Kwaheri!

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