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Memory Map of Taita Hills

Primoz states, "In January 2010 I went to the village of Wongonyi in Taita Hills, in the coastal province of Kenya, to do some freelance mapping. The place is amazingly beautiful, remote, with lush vegetation and without electricity. I had no idea where I was and how the place looks like, so I asked my guide, now my good friend Isaiah Malemba, to draw me a map of the area from his memory. The map, I thought, will help me give the rough estimate of what the place looks like. A month down the line when I came back to Nairobi and compared the GPS tracks I collected to the map Isaiah drew, I realized that the drawing was much more than just a rough presentation of the place - it was almost perfect."

2010-01-00 : Wongonyi, Kenya : Isaih Malemba (courtesy Primoz Kovac)


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