A few weeks ago, I fulfilled my dream of climbing to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 ft, it is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Several routes are available for climbing the mountain. My group and I used Lemosho which is 7 days round-trip: 5.5 days to reach the summit, and 1.5 Continue Reading
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I’m starting to get homesick…Specifically, I miss Cape Town. The good natured people, the mountains, the ocean, the extraordinary mix of people, I miss it all. I found the picture below on the Facebook page of a friend. Enjoy it.
One of the most fun things we did during our trip to South Africa was visit Stellenbosch, the wine country just outside of Cape Town. We decided to visit Rust en Vrede, a 300 year old winery specializing in Shiraz, Cabernet, and Merlot. Nelson Mandela chose Rust en Vrede to be served at his Nobel Continue Reading
I hate to keep harping on about stereotypes about Africa but I found a Youtube video with pictures of cities in Africa and couldn’t wait to share it. An American friend of mine attended a conference in Mozambique a few years ago. She returned really upset because Maputo, the capital city, had skyscrapers. I guess Continue Reading
Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie (author of “Half of a Yellow Sun”) gave a great TEDTalks speech about how stereotypes are born. Basically, she cautions that if we only hear a single story about a group of people, we come to think of them only in that context and can not imagine them as anything else. I Continue Reading