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Category Archives: Blog

Climbing Kilimanjaro

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

Cape Town

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.  

Cities in Africa

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

Game Drive

The best game reserves in South Africa are in the north east part of the country. We didn’t have enough time to visit Kruger national park which was highly recommended by everyone we spoke to. However, on our drive along the Garden Route, we came across a private reserve aptly called Garden Route Game Drive. Continue Reading