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Hakuna matata...

Aaaand...I'm back.

I had internet connection exactly once in my two weeks vacation and not only did this hotel only sell their wi-fi vouchers in periods of two hours at a time (at some point, I felt stupid walking down to the reception and buying a new one) but it was the slowest connection ever known to man, seriously my old modem did better. So, I couldn't really check in en route. Oh, the withdrawal.

Kenya was really beautiful and once I sort through the 1000! pictures I took, there will be some photographical evidence. I even stood on the Equator line, people, right on it, we checked it with the water moving clockwise a couple feet north and counter-clockwise a couple feet south and not moving at all on the Equator itself. Pretty cool.

Equator sun also meant little me got herself a nice little heatstroke four days in. Not recommended by the way.

And now I've either gotten a cold from the over air-conditioned plane ride after being in a tropical country or possibly in stage two of Dengue Fever (yay, not). Will have to get that checked out this week. Not that it matters, feeling sick sucks either way.

Anyways, since I'm not feeling like checking back two weeks of flist - sorry - please if you think there was anything special that I missed, drop me a line and let me know. I'm getting caught up on shows right now, looking forward to watching new Merlin and Fringe especially. But if I missed anything else in lj-land, just holler. :)

Comments

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rheasilvia
Oct. 16th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! I look forward to some of the 1000 pics. :-)
astri13
Oct. 16th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) Well, first I have to sort them through, probably 950 or so are crap and then pretty them up before I can post them. I looked a lot through my binoculars, too, just observing the animals.
xkatjafx
Oct. 16th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
1000 pictures? Did you finally get a digicam? *g*
(And welcome back : )
astri13
Oct. 16th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
What, you don't believe, I'd take 1000 pictures on good old fashioned film? :-p But you're right, it was a digi-cam, actually, I had it in China already.

Also, thanks. :)
leelust
Oct. 16th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! I hope you'll be healthy soon.
Confused about the water in Equator though. It doesn't move? Like at all?
astri13
Oct. 16th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

About the water, basically, we poured some water into a bowl and set a match in it. If you then stir the water a little, the match will flow clockwise in the Northern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Southern hemisphere. Directly on the Equator line, it will not flow at all.

Of course, if you stir the water, it will move at first - so it's not like water remains still there in any scenario - but if you stop stirring, the movement will quickly die down. There is no natural current there. Basically, the two gravitational pulls cancel each other out there.
leelust
Oct. 16th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it's so interesting, did you try to videotape that moment?
legoline
Oct. 16th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Can't wait to see the photos! And get well soon!
_bettina_
Oct. 16th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! And feel better soon! :)
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