Somewhere Between Lost & Found
Kiserian -> Isinya -> Ngito -> Parts Unknown "The faults of the virtuous are like the sun and moon They have their faults and everyone sees them they change and everyone looks up to them."
It's been a few days since I last wrote so let me catch you up really quick.
After driving ten or so hours from Nyali, Mombassa to Kiserian the girls and I decided to go spend the night at a close family friends house. We awoke early the next morning to tour their rabbit farm as well as their water dam and a Non profit organization that they had started a few years back.
The NGO is called MAAP and aims to assist those suffering from HIV and AIDS as well as the women of these Maasai communities. MAAP also aims to provide a support system to young girls to assure that they get an eduction and learn to support others in their communities.
After a long day of touring and learning we went back to their home and finally got the chance to get traditional Maasai piercings.
The procedure would make many people squirm but since I have wanted this piercing for such a long time I plopped my butt down and let the pain commence!
They way the traditional piercing is done Is with a bottle of spirit and a red hot 1/4th inch metal rod. They place the rod on the stove until it starts turning red all the while marking your ear at the correct spot.
All I could hear was this sound of my ear burning it basically sounded like when you break an egg on a hot pan and you can hear it sizzle. Then they put it a small piece of wood to keep the hole open until the healing is done.
Hahaha it was most definitely painful but worth it. Soooo worth it.
I must say adrenalin is the best thing in the world because you really don't feel much until afterwards.
So I leave you with this.
Never be afraid of a little adventure.