Monthly Archives: December 2012

Not Offering Any Services Here

People ask if I am scared traveling alone, and the answer is I haven’t been yet, but I will say that my first hours in Zimbabwe were my least comfortable so far. I arrived in Zimbabwe after a short flight … Continue reading

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More on South Africa…Because I Like It!

I arrived in Port Elizabeth late at night with my hotel address in hand. At that hour, a taxi would be my only option, but it was hard to find one that looked very official. In South Africa, many cars … Continue reading

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South Africa…So Much to Learn

At times, I have ridden on buses that felt like refrigerator cars. Today, I am heading from Durban to Port Elizabeth in a sauna. Hot air is blowing directly over us and the sun is glaring through the windows. People … Continue reading

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The Things I Carry

“What do you pack for a year of travel?” People ask me that all the time. Frankly, I am tired of most of the things I brought. I have tossed a few items and purchased a few new things along … Continue reading

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South Africa…Here I am!

When I walked up to the customs agent, I didn’t think twice. After all, I have crossed twelve borders in the past four months and have experienced all kinds of procedures, questions, and paperwork checks. He reviewed my proof of … Continue reading

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Adios, South America

Iguazu Falls…is it worth it to make the trip? I pondered this question before deciding to get a ticket and go. I justified the purchase by deciding I might never get so close again, and everyone who mentioned visiting said … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, Rio!

I am sorry for every bad word I ever said about you, Rio. After serving as a volunteer for the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid, I started to say your name like Newman says “Jerry” on episodes of Seinfeld…with a look … Continue reading

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