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Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell (Emily Fields) is a global jetsetter. She often spends her breaks from PLL filming traveling to exotic and beautiful locations off the beaten path. Where is she this time? The answer might surprise you!

Shay is hanging in Kenya! “Fetching water with the local mamas wasn't as easy as I thought! But it was a good a workout! :) #metowetrips@metowe @freethechildren,” Shay captioned the Instagram photo of herself carrying a pack of water by looping the attached rope around her head. Impressive! And, might we say, it looks like the African sun is agreeing with Shay. She’s all smiles!

Shay is in the eastern African country with Me to We, “an innovative social enterprise that offers socially conscious and environmentally friendly products and life-changing experiences.” (According to their Twitter handle.) The company gives half of its profits to the Free the Children charity.

The PLLer has been chronicling her trip to Kenya through social media. In addition to the aforementioned Instagram, she also sent out this gorgeous photo of what her morning view looked like: the sun streaming through the Kenyan greenery. “Morning morning! #Kenya,” she captioned the pic.

Shay also gave a shout-out to some of the small friends she has made on her trip. She shared this photo of some smiling students hanging out of their school’s window: “My little angels at the Emori Joi primary school!#freethechildren #metowetrips @freethechildren@metowe,” she captioned the pic. Adorable!

Are you surprised to learn Shay is in Kenya? Are you as jealous of her trip as we are? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!