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and they gave me their candy

INDIA | Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | Views [416] | Comments [7]

They gave me their candy… A few days ago, I had the privilege of visiting a childrens’ home in a rural section of the Namakkal district in India.  A home that serves children who have been affected by HIV, I walked up the outside stairs to a rooftop “terrace”, ... Read more >

great hope in "hell"

INDIA | Saturday, 1 Mar 2008 | Views [429] | Comments [2]

I am not sure the exact direction of this journal entry, but I feel the need to write all that is swimming within my head.   This has been an interesting two weeks to say the least.  I left china with a longing to connect with the people of India…to truly ... Read more >

soothing my soul....

CHINA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [443] | Comments [3]

How magical it is to be a woman.  It is as if being a woman allows you a place in an unspoken sisterhood with all women.  Though the connections may vary, the potential for that female source of intimacy is always present.  Many times throughout this ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

stinky shanghai....

CHINA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [408] | Comments [1]

Two weeks ago, I arrived in Shanghai, China.  What a sad change from life in Greece at the Silva Project.  My world is now surrounded by giant buildings, honking cars, thousands of taxis, millions of people on bicycles…a city with little culture of its ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

a bridge between the gap

CHINA | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Views [463]

I have always felt torn between the ideas of two lives…two personalities.  One of a restless soul that has me traveling the world forever, discovering new things, never being tied to anything or anyone and always being comforted by that which is new.... Read more >

Tags: Realizations and Reality checks

my arrival in greece

GREECE | Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [1057] | Comments [5]

My entrance into Greece has been a memorable one to say the least.  As I left Madrid with 2 hours of sleep, due to my characteristic packing procrastination, I headed to the metro at 5:45 am to catch the first metro of the day.  This lead to my second ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


ITALY | Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | Views [382]

I've posted new photos on my photo blog at http://www.flickr.com/photos/audi_jo/

Tags: Adventures


ITALY | Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Views [557] | Comments [2]

On the train to Cecina (near Pisa) and I am close to tears.  I am not exactly sure why (there are a handful of reasons actually), yet none of the reasons are sad.  Overwhelmed maybe….thinking about how blessed I am, how grateful, how much I love and miss ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Napoli...my favorite!!!

ITALY | Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Views [558] | Comments [1]

Napoli~ So, leaving the Chez Raz (the farm in Velletri) was difficult, as now it was finally time for me to venture off onto my own and fend for myself in the “big bad world” of the Italian language. It is funny…each transition is slightly difficult ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

what is...and what is to be...

ITALY | Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | Views [480] | Comments [6]

Guess it’s time to touch base again in large scale format.  I have begun to really enjoy writing these blogs, as they serve as a refection of what I am actually experiencing…it’s easy to get caught up in everything, but when trying to describe even the ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


ITALY | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [434] | Comments [4]

I write this blog feeling grateful. Grateful for this experience. Grateful for the doors that have opened for me already and for the ones that I know will continue to present themselves. Grateful to god who continues to guide me, support me ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

still in Velletri....

ITALY | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [457]

So, as most of you know, my life prior to leaving was practically consumed with my passion for youth. Working a “ba-gillion” hours at work to make sure my boys felt loved and taken care of. Leaving work and mentoring my kids to make sure they ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


ITALY | Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | Views [640] | Comments [14]

I have arrived at my first helpx spot and i love it!  how blessed i am to have this experience as my first.  i am staying with a couple, Paola and Paul as well as their 3 children.  i left the hostel and manuvuered my way on the trains and buses (quite ... Read more >

Tags: Family

I finally made it...

ITALY | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Views [453] | Comments [6]

So, it's official...i'm here in Italy!  i want to first say thank you to those who i spoke with the day of and night before i left on this journey.  those of you who didn't have the "privilege" of talking to me while i was freaking out...i ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

First posting...short and sweet!

USA | Sunday, 2 Sep 2007 | Views [696] | Comments [12]

Holy Crap...my journey begins (at least the international part) in 8 days! I'm tryin to figure this blog thing out... check out my new pics @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/audi_jo/ this is where i will post all of my photos for my upcoming (and ongoing) ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Gallery: Still in the states

USA | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Goodbyes with friends and family
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