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Zimbabwe: Dollar Dollar Bill, Y’all

Hey guys, Another country, another blog post named for the lyrics of one of my favorite songs (OK, OK, I like the Dixie Chicks).  I am writing this post in the Harare International Airport, sipping on a Coke from a glass bottle and watching planes prepare to take off from a wet runway.  My Kenya …

Gaborone: Wide Open Spaces

Hey guys, Yes, while it’s the name of a Dixie Chicks song which I have totally never listened to, it’s also the name of my official blog post on Botswana, more specifically Gaborone, where I spent most of my time.  After travelling into the night on a packed bus from Joburg, I would eventually cross …

Sala Kakuhle (Stay Well), South Africa

Hey guys, As promised, here is one last post about South Africa before I focus on Botswana.  Often when talking to people back home, I’m asked the question “How has South Africa been?”  In response to their question I normally only say, “Great” and move on to other conversational topics such as how the weather …

Africa to America to Africa

Hey guys, As most of you know, I have just gotten back to South Africa after travelling back to the US to interview for a Rhodes Scholarship in St. Louis just before Thanksgiving.  While I sadly did not get the scholarship, I am truly grateful for the experience of meeting so many cool and interesting …

African Welcomes

Hey everyone! Let me first start this inaugural blog post by saying sorry for not posting until now. As I have discovered, South African internet can be hard to come by, and the SIT program here has been keeping us busy every day. After realizing that my adventures in the past month may be too …