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Last time I wrote was from Buenos Aires (this is a revised version of what I wrote since Buenos Aires). While there we saw only some of the sights, making it to Casa Rosada (where Evita made her famous speech) … Continue reading
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It has been a very interesting two-weeks since my first post. That very night (January 3rd) our journey began with a couple bus rides to the Richmond District in San Francisco (later buses than we had planned because it took … Continue reading
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Women of Latin America BEWARE: the LaBarge brothers, infamous for leaving piles of broken hearts in their wake, are about to blaze a trail through your continent- and with Karl Keefer on board, they will in fact be unstoppable. No, … Continue reading
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So I am now home from Africa. What a trip! My body, mind, soul- you name it, it has somehow changed shape due to that enormously beautiful continent. It was a lot- a lot to take in. This was really … Continue reading
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Since I last wrote I have left Ethiopia. I think by the time I did (or certainly by now) I had at least a bit of a better understanding of the people I found there. I’m still not sure how … Continue reading
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It was a short flight from Nairobi to Addis Ababa- especially after all the long bus rides. And then there was Gail and her beautiful face. I can’t even explain how happy I was to see her after almost two … Continue reading
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A spectre is haunting Africa- no, not communism, the spectre of advertising. I have now been to 3 major cities in East Africa- Kampala, Dar es Salaam, and Nairobi- advertisements are absolutely EVERYWHERE. There are the little things- all ‘litter … Continue reading
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A bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, a ferry to Zanzibar for a bit of rest and relaxation, a bus from Dar, across the Kenyan border, to Mombasa, and a long train ride to Nairobi since I’ve … Continue reading
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It’s strange how quickly a place can go from being completely foreign to feeling like home. By the time we were wrapping up our projects and making plans to leave, Nkokonjeru had become a place where I not only knew … Continue reading
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There is something, though, that has stuck with me for a while and so I want to back track a bit and tell you about it. Travelling here was strange. It started with a night in a beautiful condo in the … Continue reading
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Nkokonjeru is a very religious community. The whole town basically revolves around the Catholic Church and the convent which is kindly hosting us EWB volunteers. The nursery, primary, and secondary schools are all Catholic and everyone seems to make it … Continue reading
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Greetings from Uganda! I’ve only been here 5 days but I’m already learning that the hardest part of traveling is simply prying oneself from the comfort and security of home. Being in such a foreign land where I know nothing of the language, culture, … Continue reading