What a Way to go

​South Africa Pt. 3 My final go around in South Africa was a short trip before my flight back to the U.S. The idea of returning to Ohio for the first time in over 4 years and reconnecting with everyone was definitely in the back of my head, but I still had a few days … Continue reading What a Way to go

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Winding down to Windhoek

​Namibia Pt. 3 When we got the car back from the shop, with a new control arm installed, we got ourselves ready to head back on the road. One of our first stops along the way was to visit a small Himba village for the morning to get a sample of the traditional ways they … Continue reading Winding down to Windhoek

The Good and Bad of Rocks

​Namibia Pt. 2 Following the small, but restful, let down that was Swakopmund, we headed over to what were supposed to be some great examples of cave paintings and rock engravings. The first site we saw was of the paintings. The Damara tribe has been roaming the region for thousands of years and some of … Continue reading The Good and Bad of Rocks

Never Thought I’d be here

​Namibia Pt. 1 Namibia was really a by-the-seat-of-my-pants deal. There was no plan, no map, and almost two weeks to do something. After a 24 hour ride across the border from Cape Town and Windhoek, I managed to find the hostel and get a room. From there my only idea was to hang around Windhoek … Continue reading Never Thought I’d be here

South African Swing

South Africa Pt. 2 Returning to South Africa reminded me how a short flight can transport you to a completely new culture and climate. By the time I got back to Johannesburg winter was in full effect. The shorts and t-shirt I was wearing for weeks did not cut it anymore. I got bundled up … Continue reading South African Swing

Sand and Scuba in Zanzibar

Tanzania Pt. 3 As I traveled through Northern Tanzania I made the decision that a trip to Madagascar would be far too expensive and troublesome to make. The compromise I made was to visit the island of Zanzibar, the 'zan' in Tanzania and famous for being a center of the spice trade. I also made … Continue reading Sand and Scuba in Zanzibar

Moving on is easier said than done

Kenya Pt 4 My final week in Kenya started out well. The new volunteers and I got a long quickly by playing cards. The other new volunteer was from Canada and was going to the same children's rescue center as me, but she was having trouble with being away from home for the first time. … Continue reading Moving on is easier said than done