April 9, 2019

Annelies Kuiper is of Dutch descent, born in Kenya, Africa eight years before Kenya received it's independence from Britain.  With no rights to Kenyan citizenship, it was difficult to find work so Annelies made the difficult decision to leave and has only been back to Kenya twice since 1974.

Annelise found work with a large hotel chain, which took her to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Johannesburg,  eventually landing in 'romantic' Palm Springs where she lived for 11 years, playing golf and enjoying the resort hotel amenities.  After ending a second relationship, Annelies wanted to 'fall off the earth' and a friend recommended she move to the hi-desert.

In this episode, Annelies tells me how she found her place in north Joshua Tree:...

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