The last time I traveled to Dala (home in luo) was 6 years ago when I was 16. Just before my brother was born. My memories did not do justice to the beauty I had been denying myself all these years.
Dala is in Siaya county next to a town called Sigomere. I am not too sure what the actual area is called as we are in between towns. It is an 8 hour drive from Nairobi. We traveled by road and I enjoyed it completely. Previously, I believe was also by road but, we used the bus. This time we used our personal cars.
The scenery was fantastic. If you follow me on Instagram( as I not so subtly plug that in) @em_a_ti you may have seen snippets of my journey there. Nature reminds me that God’s hands are at play. I saw such magnificent landscapes and cloud formation (when was the last time you watched clouds?) ever. It humbled me greatly to think that I was created by the same being that created these masterpieces.
The entire journey inspired me. I wish I took more pictures, maybe stopped along away for some impromptu photo-shoot. I definitely wish we could have detoured and just went sight seeing. The beauty is truly in the journey and not the final destination. Although, was giving me all shades of pretty sunsets. By far the greatest sunsets I have experienced have been in the country side.
It inspired me to hire a car or take a bus to an unknown destination and be immersed in the lives of others outside Nairobi. Definitely a 2016 goal.
Until next time