Category Archives: Africa

What I Learned from “The Rescuers” in Rwanda

I have never been tested…spoiled to traipse through life with the blissful belief that I am a generally nice person – without a forceful event to determine my commitment to kindness in the face of death. Most Rwandans over the … Continue reading

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Visiting Accra Psychiatric Hospital

More than once after arriving in Ghana, I was told it was a shame to begin a year-long journey there because I will never meet nicer people in another country. “You should have saved the best for last,” is what … Continue reading

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Nairobi…a State Department Travel Warning Can’t Be a Good Thing, Right?

By all accounts I have read and heard, I knew Nairobi would be interesting…and a stretch. With over three million people, it is one of the biggest cities in Africa. Recent history has been turbulent with over 1,000 deaths and … Continue reading

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Not Your Typical Safari

Pre-Safari The idea of visiting Africa without going on a safari was appalling to anyone who had visited before. Even people are not self-proclaimed “animal lovers” would say that a safari ranked near the top of their travel adventures. Still…I … Continue reading

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I am making a new aviation rule…before you buy a ticket, the agent should be obliged to tell you that his idea of a “small” plane means twelve seats where the pilot might ask you to move behind him to … Continue reading

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What Is My Breaking Point?

Twenty eight hours on buses and somebody around here is stinky. Oh, wait! That’s me! I know I talk a lot about bus rides, but I swear, you can’t make this stuff up. And, by my estimation, I have spent … Continue reading

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