Culture Shock

You’ve been lucky enough to venture off into a new culture, and experience that culture with such depth that your home has become a distant memory. Without even realizing it, your life has changed drastically. You've become accustomed to this new environment and all the social norms that come with it. That is until you... Continue Reading →

Adventuring in South Africa

How does sky diving in Cape Town, getting a birds eye view of the ocean, beaches and table mountain sound? Or what about bungee-jumping off Bloukrans Bridge at 216 m, one of the worlds highest bungee jumping sites? Even better, coming face to face with a great white shark, or climbing one of the 7... Continue Reading →

South African Travels

South Africa may not be your number one travel destination, but I am here to tell you that it SHOULD be. I understand the reasons that stops someone from boarding a plane to South Africa. A) it is literally far away from everything. Unless you live in Zambia,  Botswana, Zimbabwe or one of the other many... Continue Reading →

10 reasons why you should volunteer abroad

1. Cultural exposure. By volunteering abroad you gain a wider perception of the country you're in. You are not only interacting with locals, but you are interacting with them on a level that is much more complex and sophisticated rather than the more often superficial interactions you would have with them through other means of... Continue Reading →

75 Daily Occurrences That Make Me Privileged

With continuous education and cultural exposure, I have been constantly reflecting on everyday privilege that I, and most of the other people around me, experience. In the spirit of being “stressed out” that I have a million assignments to do, classes to attend, work to go to, volunteer commitments, and ‘somewhat’ of a social life... Continue Reading →

Quotes from my Kenyan Travels

“After about an hour we have to stop because the van had broken down, right beside the water buffalo” “I just came back from the killing of the goat. It was really sad but I think it’s something everyone needs to see. It’s ignorant of us to just eat meat everyday and not know how that meat became food” “My heart hurts because I’m in an air-conditioned plane, and going to the bathroom on sanitary toilets. It hurts because I’m seeing all the little things we take for granted and my journey home has just begun.”

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