Archive for Category: "africa"
Yesterday I woke up sluggish and heartsick. I was dreaming of home, of biking through the Garden District on my way to spending a leisurely day in the French Quarter, when my alarm sounded. My bike toppled over and my eyes snapped open.
Public transportation may not be the most glamorous way to travel, but it is by far the best way to really experience a place, to test your nerve, and to collect some awesome stories to tell your the folks back home.
It came from an embassy consultant when I arrived in Ethiopia at the start of a two year tour. But this can certainly apply anywhere. So pay attention. It might bruise your ego a tad, but everyone needs a little humbling advice every once in a while
If you would have asked me where I would have liked to study abroad five years ago, I would have given you all the typical answers. Could I see myself sipping a café au lait in Paris, strolling the streets of London, or soaking up the sun at some beach in Spain? Absolutely. My decision [&hellip
Coming from a democratic country such as the Unites States, it was a complete cultural shock when I touched down in Tunis, Tunisia. Since the country claims itself as a Muslim country in the North of Africa (and also went through the “Arab Spring” Revolutions); many precautions were necessary for a young woman to take