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Trip: Into the Heart of Darkness

There are [11] stories from my trip: Into the Heart of Darkness

Tanzania: Surf, Safaris, and Sex

TANZANIA | Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [3661] | Comments [1]

Tanzania is really tourist friendly, which makes sense because it’s a very popular travel destination. I was super excited to visit the country that is known for Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and the beautiful islands of Zanzibar. My expectations ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, culture, safari


RWANDA | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [3037] | Comments [3]

We paid $500 whopping dollars for gorilla trekking permits.  This is the price for non-residents.  Rwandese residents pay merely $30!  We wanted to make the most of the trip by trekking the largest, hardest to get to gorilla family, the Susa.  There ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Venturing into the true Heart of Darkness, the Congo!

CONGO (KINSHASA) | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [877]

Joe, Niya, Laura, and I took the 3-hour bus to Lake Kivu in Gisenyi, by the DR Congo border the following weekend. It was absolutely beautiful and we stayed at this adorable bungalow hotel right by the lake. Best of all, it was only $40/night for ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money

“Resting” in Kigali

RWANDA | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [745]

I was happy to stay in Kigali the second weekend in Africa after multiple trips throughout Europe and then traveling to Uganda right after landing in Africa.  The weekend wasn’t as restful as I had hoped as that Friday night we danced the night away ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


RWANDA | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Views [747] | Comments [1]

T.I.A. means “This is Africa”. When you stumble across some gross inefficiency or feel intense frustration with systems or processes, this is when you declare “T.I.A.!!” The few things that I’ve been dealing with where I have felt ‘T.I.A.”: CASH • ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Living as a Refugee

UGANDA | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [711]

The joke at the office is that the ones who are now in Kigali that was supposed to be in Nairobi are ‘refugees’. Haha. I’ve been in Kigali for almost 2 weeks and it’s been a whirlwind! The first day at the office and within literally, FIFTEEN minutes, ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Briefly in Brussels

BELGIUM | Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Views [699]

I had to stay in Brussels for one night before catching my flight to Rwanda the next morning.  How I loved TAP Portugal when they told me I could check-in to my Rwandan flight from Lisbon and check my bags all the way to Rwandan.  I have to say, the food ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Gallery: Hen Party in Lisboa!

PORTUGAL | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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A Sloth in Portugal

PORTUGAL | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [1167]

The next stop was Lisbon, Portugal where I celebrated good friend from business school, Claudia’s impending nuptials with 8 other chicas. Besides partying it up with some of my really good friends and eating excellent food, the best part of my stay ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

But first, a few European stops

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Views [786] | Comments [3]

En route to Rwanda, it is impossible to not pass over Europe so of course I had to make a few trips.  Boy, am I packing it in!  First off, I went to London for 2 days for a quickie visit.  I got to see my former flatmate in Barcelona, Lindy!!  Yippee! ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Trip at Risk

USA | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [635] | Comments [3]

I love to tell people where I am off to next. I pause ever so slightly for dramatic effect and then quite excitedly, I say "....AFRICA!". I await the stunned silence and shock, "Um...huh? What?". Me: "Yes, I am going ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road