A Swahili Wedding

Just a few weeks before leaving the Seychelles Jeff and I decided to get married in Lamu, an island off the northern coast of Kenya. We always knew that we would tie the knot on this year long journey, but deciding where and when was another story. Looking at destinations in Africa months before we left the States I had discovered the Lamu House hotel, with its Arab elegance it had intrigued me and I knew we had ...

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Our Wedding Band

Lila has been asking me to get this video of our wedding band on the site since we departed Lamu. We finally have a great Internet connection in Cairo (gotta love high end hotels:).

When we exited the Lamu House hotel to board the dhow that would take us to the beach for our ceremony this is what we were greeted with. We had no idea ...

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The Bibi Harusi (The Bride)

Two days prior to our wedding ceremony Sheila from the hotel arranged to have Amina, a local henna artist, come over to apply Lila’s wedding henna. WIth the precision of a skilled tattoo artist, Amina artfully rendered traditional Swahili bridal designs from memory with nothing more than a small plastic bag filled with henna paste lightly punctured on one end. Lila spent the next five hours arms raised trying her best not to get the ink on the nice white ...

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Images from Dubai

Lila and I have completed our five week stint with GVI. With a week remaining in the Seychelles we will be spending some time getting the blog updated as well as getting our remaining images up from Brazil and the Seychelles. In the meantime, click here to see our photos from Dubai.

Dubai

News from the Indian Ocean

After completing our first month on the GVI Seychelles program, Lila and I have finally found some time (and a somewhat worthy Internet connection) to update you on our time here. Since we have limited time online this afternoon we will just give you the highlights…

The first three weeks at camp, as we like to call it, both Lila and I have completed 25 dives, finished our coral identification and reef surveying courses, a CPR class, learned to prep the ...

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