We are in Lamu; a paradise by the northern coast of Kenya, and we are enjoying every second of it!
The jokes are few, but just as fun everytime we mention them. Usually one of us just has to mention the first vocal and we burst into laugh. It's mainly quotes from movies. Since we saw Ice Age 4 at the cinema in Addis we've repeated the quotes like a million times. Top 3 are "uhm, when you drink water through your trunk; does it taste like boogers?"(laugh at uhm already), "Manfred: L-word. Sid: Lepracy. Manfred: 4 letter, ends with E. Sid: Aah Lice!" and "holy crab" (everytime we see a crab).
On top of all the quotes we have 4 songs in our heads 24-7. "Jambo song" (in Swahili) which sounds like "Copacabana" so then we start singing that one instead. And everytime we go to the roof top at our hotel (3 times a day) we sing "fire water burn" - "we don't need no dinner, we just wanna read our books. books on the roof, books!" and so on and the final song is just stuck in our heads all the time as we're trying to memories the lyrics; "Baby got back"! I don't know how many times per day I either sing "My anaconda don't want non unless it got buns hun", "until the break of dawn, baby got it going on" or "I want em real thick and juicy, so find that juicy double...". All very appropriate to sing on the streets...
I bet if anyone but myself and Sanna traveled with us they would be sick of us after 15 min! We tried our best to fill in Malin with all the hilarious quotes she'd missed! Very appreciated!..
Anyways, we're having a blast with our stupid jokes, songs and games and it would be an understatement to say that we're just enjoying a long vacation! We're having the time of our lives! (and yes, it's impossible not to think about Dirty Dancing when I write that sentence.)
So, Lamu is a beautiful little town on a small island by the northern coast of Kenya. It's a combination of Morocco and Greece; with white stone houses, small labyrinth alleys, pink bougainvilleans, bazars and everything has an Arabic athmosphere. Arriving here made me feel like going back in time and straight away I felt like staying here a couple of days longer than the initial plan. I feel so relaxed and sentimental that I can sit on the roof top and just view it's beauty with the streets, followed by the sea, for hours. Here all transportations are via a donkey or a dhow, as there are no cars. Donkeys are walking everywhere on the streets and we've nearly been run over by them millions of times. They make the most annoying sound though as if they were tortured 24-7 and when the priest(?) (fellow in the tower) starts yelling in the mosque at the same time the noise is almost unbearable! In this little island there are 29 mosques and believe me 1 would be enough with that speaker! We have been on 3 dhow trips since we arrived and saw the islands in the surroundings. We took one day trip with 3 sailors and joris; a Dutch guy. It was a lovely trip and we stopped on the way to the beach to catch some fishes to eat for lunch and Sanna and I had a go at it as well, but it wasn't the same without the whole family. It was too quiet and we missed the beer, the noise, the repeated jokes and lines being all tangeled up, that we're used to. Sanna caught a small one though, but nothing worth saving. We arrived at the beach and it was really cool. The beach is only there when it's a low tide, then it disappears under the sea and this time our sea turtle and sand fort would go down with it! Luckily we took like 20 pics of them before we left! The best part was that the beach was free from algeas and crabs (holy crab!)! it was just soft sand and clean water and it was brilliant! For lunch we had fresh fish with coconut rice and a veggie sauce and it tasted lovely! As we got back to the shore we ate dinner and got ready for the big game. We had found a bar with a big tv sending all Premier League games! happy days! and that night Man utd played against Everton, a game I choose not to make any commentaries about. It's cool that Premier League has finally started, and as stupid as it sounds that's the main reason why we'll stay in Lamu until tomorrow so we can see the game today. Even we watched Newcastle vs. Tottenham last week I couldn't stop smiling because I was so excited that the season had finally begun!