I didn't travel much. As a matter of fact, between age 1-15 I only remember two trips upcountry. And both times it seemed like the trees and buildings were moving. Everything was off. I was so used to being mobile on foot.
Though I wasn't able to visit places, I was so much aware of the outside world, I knew the towns that existed in my country, and some countries around the world. Nine years old, I was taught of compass. I learnt it because it was a school thing and I had been taken there to learn and gain knowledge but it didn't make any sense to me. It didn't apply beyond the classroom.
Out of classroom i had "kagugu" for direction. Kagugu is an insect found on the ground and it could turn its head 360 degrees easy. I will hold it by the tail and sing "kagugu Nairobi ni wapi?" (Kagugu where is Nairobi) and immediately it will turn its head to the direction of the city.
I asked it all the places I was interested in, places that fascinates me and foreign places.
I have been to some of this places and for sure, kagugu was right. It's a living and free compass to your next destination. Feel free to try it, and let me know if the direction was accurate