So, We've left the paradise in Lamu for Watamu. A little town close to Malindi, which is just like a smaller version of it. Everyone speaks Italian and upon our arrival we decreased the procentenge of the tourists from 100% to 99.5% Italians. Luckily Sanna has 2 years of studying Italian from school, but one forget a lot over the years. The last couple of days in Lamu we watched some PL games and Man utd won against Fulham 3-2! Thursday we spent the whole day in Shela with David; an American ex-Hollywood actor we met by a coincidence the day before. He works in Nairobi with his own production company; Slingshot (www.ddavidmorin.com). Shela was beautiful. like a miniature of Lamu. We went by water taxi to have lunch at Manda island. The pizza was lekker! Afterwards, a lady showed us her Real Estate; Manda Dream (http://www.mandadream.com/) and the houses were very luxurious and we felt a bit under dress (or under- in general) when we were there, but it was cool. David told us that this is what rich people do on their vacation; looking at Real Estates... I sure don't see the point in that!
I played volleyball on the beach with some kids before we went back to Shela and it was fun. I was way better at it than I thought! Back at Shela we got ready for a dhow tour to see the sunset and later David's private chef made us dinner. Grilled fish, coconut rice with a beautiful sauce and a fresh salad. On top of that a fruit salad for dessert. It tasted lovely! I must say that David was very down to earth and fun even if he used to be an actor. He seemed to appreciate everything as if he never had seen anything like it before and I respect that. Although he did have one comment about the fish that it was served on the bone; something he never had seen before... haha. well could at least be open about it and tell him when his comments got too posh! and he didn't mind. Therefore I dared to ask the forbidden queries about Americans (the US ones)... I did warn him though! Well, you know that all tv-shows in the States always have pitty-stories! No matter if it's "Extreme home makeover", "America's got talent", "So you think you can dance" or any other show it's always about how hard their childhood were, how someone they know is in the army or how they've been through a terrible accident etc etc. Myself, Sanna and our mum always "buuh" when they start ans change the channel as teh only thing we can hear is "pitty-vote for me!". So I asked David if he buuh's or pitty-votes and he said that he bloody cries when he watches "Extreme home makeover"! I need more proof before I judge Americans, I know, but now I just laugh at it!
We left Lamu on the 26th and went to Watamu. The bus trip was nice. A lot nicer than when we went to Lamu! Then we sat together with 10 other people in the aisle for 5 hours and had roosters next to us. My ass was hurting like crazy after the long hours on a bumpy road! This time we had seats(!) so it went fine without any problems. We checked in at Krabella hotel close to the beach where we have our own kitchen so we can cook. It's a very cool coast with beautiful cliffs on one side and white sand on the other. The white sand is still covered by algeas, so as posh as it might sound; we rented sunbeds at a resort so we could have access to the pool! terrible I know, but it was awesume! Finally swimming without feeling sick cause of the algeas, salt and sand! Plus we had free access to the bar as well. only soft drinks though, but we drank enough to make it worth the rental-price.
I just finsihed reading "The girl with the dragon tattoo" and although i dislike crime novels, it wass really good and for the first time in my life I've spent less than a week finishing a book with more than 200 pages! wooho!
This morning we went snorkling and it was really cool. Until I had a near-death-experience and almost got killed by a shark. I cut my foot on the reef so it startes bleeding and I have seen Finding Nemo so I know how sharks react to blood! I went up straight away and told the guys to clear the water of people because of my accident, but they just laughed at me and said that no sharks could get here. I dared to go in the water again, but after 2 min of starring at the open sea and thinking that every fish was an actual shark I gave up and sat in the boat for the rest of the trip. Sanna joined me quickly and there we sat; extremely sea sick and scared to death. But otherwise it was a nice trip! and no, the shark never came. I think I'll pass on the shark diving when we get to South Africa after all. especially since I'm scared in lakes in Sweden...