Archive for Category: "africa"
A friend and I were sitting on a bench outside the citadel in Alexandria, watching the tourists browse overpriced Nefertiti heads. It was an exceptionally hot day. A man stopped to offer us a pamphlet on Islam. A group of young teenagers accosted us for a picture.
When things get tough in other parts of the world, they have bread riots; in Egypt, we are having falafel riots. Not literally, of course.
Well, shoot. I couldn’t go to Africa without going on an African safari, and I especially couldn’t spend three months in Tanzania – one of the safari capitals of the continent – without seeing some of the best scenery Africa has to offer
In the movies, when women travel abroad they always look fantastic. All the time. Take Hilary Swank in P.S. I Love You, for example. When she meets her future husband in Ireland at the beginning of the movie, she’s got her eyebrows plucked, fresh-faced make-up on, adorable hat perched on her perfect hair. It’s really no wonder Gerard Butler fell
It was my last year of college and with an open J-term coming up, I was determined to take advantage of the month long break and travel abroad. I just wasn’t sure where. Coincidentally, two of my good friends were planning a trip to Ethiopia to visit friends and relatives.