destination :: kenya! lamu island

4 Nov

in just a few days i am headed to the wonderful village of shela on lamu island, kenya!

for the next few months i will have the privilege of calling this beautiful island my home…i am anxious to escape the chaos of modernity and relish in the simplicity of village life. along with photographing an amazing wedding on the island at the end of the month, im looking forward to spending the next few weeks focusing on writing (my first love) and photography (my passion) in this incredible environment. i spent a few weeks in shela earlier this year, and am so excited to return! this is the *first* time i have ever returned to a place i have traveled previously! im hoping to become proficient in both swahili and sailing, and spend lots of time learning and exploring in general. my plan is to update this blog often with news, stories, and photos — so stay tuned!

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13 Responses to “destination :: kenya! lamu island”

  1. LeAnna November 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    Bon voyage. Looking forward to reading about your adventure, and wondering when is Destination:: Macedonia?

  2. Meghan November 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    BlondeVoyage! How clever – I love it! Can’t wait to follow along πŸ™‚

    • LeAnna November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

      We totally love it here. Macedonia is fascinating as are most of the neighboring countries. We love our house and have a guest room. Plenty to see. Lots of great food. Local wines are pretty good.

      Fall and Spring are probably the best times to visit, weather wise and fewer tourists, but any time is good. Let us know when we should reserve the guest room for you. You can also visit Jeni Washeleski in Pristina – she’s just 90 minutes away.

      Our car just arrived, so we are ready to travel!

  3. Jillian November 4, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Enjoy and safe travels! Can’t wait to read about it and see the photos – as always!

  4. Tina November 5, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    I like the way you your livin..enjoy! I will be following along as well

  5. maria November 5, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    oooh, i love it! SO excited to follow your adventures. the modern b&w layout is perfect, too.

  6. Sharon Wheaton November 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    LOVE the new blog.. the name is super clever! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing all your amazing work (and read) πŸ™‚

  7. charlotte November 8, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    Such a cute name! Thanks for letting us all live vicariously through your travels and photos!!! Have a great time and can’t wait to see the updates on your blog!!!

  8. elle November 25, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    yea πŸ™‚ I love the way you see the world.. I can’t wait to see how you write about it! Have fun!!

  9. Leah Nakitare. June 27, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    hey Jaime:) this is Leah we briefly met today @ Hyatt in Bethlehem! i checked out your other website and how sooo in love i am with your art!! you take some really breath taking photos:) i will probably email you to talk a little more to you about the non profit organization you are thinking of in Kenya:) and i cant to read the book.

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