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Nyamera Jul 9th, 2007 08:13 AM

I Don't Want to go Home
I'm in Nairobi at the moment and my plane home is leaving Thursday morning. Does any Fodorite have an idea about what I could do to be able to stay? If this sounds desperate i's because it is.

Leely Jul 9th, 2007 10:46 AM

I'm sorry that I don't have any ideas for you, Nyamera. But I'm happy because I think this means you must be having an incredible time!

Alejandra Jul 9th, 2007 11:52 AM

I watched the White Masai this weekend...uhhmm

cwoods Jul 9th, 2007 12:12 PM

You should be able to pay around $50.-$100. to change your date of departure, call the airline or your purchasing company. They do this all of the time.

sandi Jul 9th, 2007 01:46 PM

Alejandra -

I can't imagine that the movie could be better than the book which was most disappointing ugh!

sevendown Jul 9th, 2007 03:55 PM

My wife cried our last night in Kenya she loved it so much and didn't want to go home. It is definitely addicting.
But we did return, and immediately started thinking about and planning our next trip. You can return. It will be there waiting for you.

aby Jul 9th, 2007 04:31 PM

Nyamera dear
it's elementary (Dr. Whatson): forage the streets of Nairobi & allow yourself fall in love with someone...

aby Jul 9th, 2007 04:34 PM

<u>Watson</u> - (i wanted to play with the words &quot;what's on&quot; &amp; that's what happened)

divewop Jul 9th, 2007 05:15 PM

I can't believe you didn't find a job at a camp or lodge! What's that about?! ;-)

suzic Jul 9th, 2007 06:40 PM

Sorry Nyamera, no ideas, but I know just how you feel, leaving Africa is like ripping my heart out- and it wasn't ANY easier this time~!~~ I guess that is what keeps us going back, and enjoying the planning so very much. I personally am counting down until I can retire, and make it a permanent move. Visiting the States sounds much better to me, and I sure don't think I will cry when it is time to go back to Africa after a visit!

HariS Jul 9th, 2007 07:06 PM

Same boat! To comfort myself, i have booked trips for next year.....

Nyamera Jul 9th, 2007 11:29 PM

Thanks for feeling my pain. Aby, elementary - yes, but the proposals I get all the time is about taking <b>them</b> to Sweden. The &quot;White Maasai&quot; had a successful business in her home country to &quot;eat from&quot; until that money finished and then she started what could have been a successful business in Kenya if her husband hadn't been so &quot;disturbed&quot;. It's highly unlikely that I'll ever be able to retire and I don't know if I'll be able to return to Kenya. I'm thinking about making a deal with the street hustlers paying them a certain sum if they find me a rich Kenyan.

Matt_from_England Jul 10th, 2007 01:20 AM

If you get a chance have a look at this entry on Safaritalk:

&quot;Meet Lori Bergemann, Executive Director of Amara Conservation - Kenya&quot;

And watch her video. Here's someone who made that step to live in Kenya and set up a conservation group which is making a difference on the ground. Inspirational. If she can do it why not you?


Nyamera Jul 10th, 2007 05:53 AM

Thanks Matt. Kenya is full of people planning to set up an NGO to be able to afford the lifestyle they're dreaming of. Why not me? I could try. I'll watch Lori's video later.

atravelynn Jul 10th, 2007 08:16 AM

Your desparate plea means you've had a good trip. I'm glad.

On that marriage thing--maybe dual citizenship with time spent in both countries?

bat Jul 10th, 2007 02:21 PM

good luck finding a way to stay.

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