There is a large variety of colourful birds in Kenya. The avifauna of Kenya has a total of 1132 species. A bird that we often see is the weaver, commonly known by their incredible nest-building skills. The male will make the nest and the female chooses which nest suits here the best. The nest is … More Birds
During a weekend in Eldoret we visited the campus of Moi University, it is nearly as beautiful as the campus of University of Twente. We also reached Iten, the home of champions and the place where Lornah Kiplagat runs a training centre. They said to Bouke Pieter that if he comes to train there everyday, … More Kerio Valley
From our house the main roadmark is the Menengai hill. It was time for us to have a look from the other side. We started in Nakuru town and climbed the hill (300 altitude meters) with Samwel as our guide. We had a nice view to both sides; the Menengai crater on one side and … More Menengai Crater
A visit to Lake Elementeita, a soda lake in the Great Rift Valley. It has great views and a yellowish forest, due to the Yellow Fever trees (from the Acacia family). Unfortunately all the flamingos were in Tanzania because of the rainy season, so we only saw some lonesome wanderers. What we did find is … More Lake Elementeita
Our first impression of Kenya started with a visit to Kibera together with two African guys we met on the streets of Nairobi. Let’s start with the worst… Kibera covers 2.5 sq km and residents one million people, the world’s second-largest shanty town. We feel ashamed, walking with our camera through the small and dirty … More Africa; where laughing is the only reaction
It is been a while ago since we were in Peru. But we still like to show you some highlights of our trip to this beautiful country. Of course we visited the Machu Pichu, unbelievable that the Inca’s were so good in constructing in the middle of the mountains or even at a mountaintop. Our … More The highlights of Peru
Sounds a bit strange that there are photo’s of killing a bull in the wedding topic. But that’s the most important preparation: kill the bull so you can feed all the guests. So that’s what we did. The wedding was amazing and everyone was happy and danced until early hours. O and the most special … More An Ecuadorian wedding
With another great Dutch couple we climbed the mountain in our backyard, with an ascent of more than 1200 m. We found ourselves, but also amazing views, Inca ruïns, water and mushrooms to eat.
Have you seen the old man In the closed-down market Kicking up the paper, with his worn out shoes? In his eyes you see no pride Hand held loosely at his side Yesterday’s paper telling yesterday’s news So how can you tell me you’re lonely, And say for you that the sun don’t shine? Let … More The streets of Cuenca
It´s nice to spent the weekend away from the farm for some new experiences. We´ve spent one weekend in Podocarpus National Park. It was very remote, pretty and beautiful. Camping in the wild, preparing dinner on a wood fire and showering under a 30 meter high waterfall; it´s great to be so close with nature.