Safely across the Atlantic

After packing, weighing, re-packing, shopping (forgot about those last minute items!), packing, weighing, re-packing, driving to the airport, weighing, re-packing, and shedding a few pounds (from our bags, that is), we and our 6 checked bags have made it safely to Nairobi, Kenya! My mom likes to say that our belongings propagate when we’re not looking. After this experience, I’m convinced she’s right.

Tomorrow we do some shopping around Nairobi, and on Tuesday, will drive the 7 or 8 hours down to Moshi, where we will be for the next 7.5 months. Steve will be carrying out a research project related to motorcycle crash prevention, which he developed when we were there last year. During that time we also put together a video introducing the issues surrounding road traffic injuries in this area.

Motorcycle Injury Research : Tanzania from Steve Sumner on Vimeo.

It is my plan to update this blog semi-regularly in order to update you on life in Moshi, as well as hopefully give you a glimpse (albeit limited) into this part of the world. Please email or comment with things you would like to know more about – that will no doubt make for more interesting posts!

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10 thoughts on “Safely across the Atlantic

  1. Wow Steve, I didn’t know you could make videos too!!! Cool! I am glad we will get to see you and Esther’s life there…I am looking forward to it!

  2. Hi Steve and Esther, What a great I idea to blog about your adventure for the next 7 months. I’m so excited to hear about your experiences. Thank you for sharing.


  3. I love Nakumatt!!! Also, the Hampton House is a great place to stay in Nairobi and I highly recommend staying there when you leave in 7.5 months. Scott and I needed their large rooms to pack and repack when we left Kenya. Let me know if you want their number . . . I think I still have it!

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