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A’zungu (plural): From the Bantu languages of southern and eastern Africa, used to describe individuals of European/Caucasian descent.
M’zungu (singular): The singular form of the plural word “A’zungu.”
Walking around a grove of mosaic-flowered chedis, two saffron-robed monks and a raised Bodhi tree garden on my way out of Wat Pho, I swear I’m floating. It’s a blissfully cloudy day (a godsend in Bangkok, consistently ranked one of the top-five hottest cities in the world), and after hours of exploring the temple complex, we’ve just received our first Thai massages here
You want to do something worthwhile. You want to travel for an extended time, and you want to immerse yourself in a culture so very different from your own.
I have to say the last week and a half has certainly been a thorough introduction to the risks and pitfalls of living and working in a developing country. Perhaps I should have seen it coming when a Kenyan co-worker professed his love for me
For all us bleeding hearts out there, for all of the people who desire so desperately to be and to do something with their lives, we grew up believing we could be agents of change. That we would be on a path to greatness, and that through one of our many actions of integrity, we would affect a change in the world so wonderful and so incredibly magnificent