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My So-Called (Ghanaian) Life

GHANA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [591] | Comments [1]

I realize that I am a jerk in that I always swear to be better about updating this thing and never do. I really have tried to think of things to write too, but every time I try to scribble something out I feel like I pretty much captured ... Read more >

White Funerals and Very Messy Hands

GHANA | Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | Views [1177] | Comments [3]

I was in Accra for less than a week when I attended my first funeral. I didn't know the man, supposedly he was the great-uncle of my country program director, although who really knows the relation. She introduced me to her “grandfather” ... Read more >

Ghana: Impressions

GHANA | Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | Views [917]

My first encounter with a Ghanian happened at passport control at the Accra airport around midnight on the evening of my arrival.   After the usual what are you doing and for how long questions, the young officer asked if I was married.   No, I replied.... Read more >

The one where Sara joins a gang and gets accused of voodoo.

LAOS | Saturday, 7 Mar 2009 | Views [619]

So I arrived in Melbourne, Australia four days ago, where it came to my immediate attention that I had left somewhere where I was warm and rich to a country where I was cold and poor.  Not the best introduction to the land down under.  Luckily, after ... Read more >

Riding Bikes and Crashing Bikes

CAMBODIA | Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Views [747] | Comments [1]

Alright, so I have ages to catch up on which means that what I write about Hong Kong is going to be brief.  Both because a) this entry is going to be painfully long, and b) because HK can pretty much be described as 5th Avenue meets China Town plus the ... Read more >

Do they serve orange chicken on Air China?

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 25 Dec 2008 | Views [697]

Well Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.  It's Christmas in Hong Kong...I think.  In the last four days I've been in Costa Rica (80 degrees), Minneapolis (-15 degrees), Los Angeles (raining), and now Hong Kong.  My body hates me and if you think I have ... Read more >

A Jungle Book Thanksgiving

COLOMBIA | Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Views [712]

Well, after spending two very laid back weeks poolside by the sand dunes in Huacachina and at the Women´s Pro Surf World Tour at Mancora Beach with my friends Evan and Shane, I finally made it into Ecuador.  To be honest, I didn´t expect much.  I´d ... Read more >

Getting Hassled

BOLIVIA | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Views [507]

After a week in La Paz, it was finally time to move on south through Bolivia before turning right back around and going north through Peru.   My first stop was Potosi, the centuries old mining town - also, consequently the highest city in the world ... Read more >

Gallery: Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Bolivia and Peru

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Riding Down the World´s Most Dangerous Road

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | Views [581]

…also known as ¨Death Road,¨ but I´ll get to that a bit later. First off, let me just mention that I´m not going to write where I´m going next because this is the second time that would be inaccurate.  Last I wrote, the plan was to head into the Peruvian ... Read more >

Gallery: Chile and Peru

PERU | Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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To Peru in The Black Tattoo

PERU | Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 | Views [1517]

So there we were, in the Chilean border town of Arica, purchasing our bus tickets to cross into Peru.  We'd done it a dozen times already - even in Spanish, buying a bus ticket isn't rocket science.  Anywho, after a few minutes of debating which Peruvian ... Read more >

To the Moon and Back

CHILE | Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | Views [643]

Buenos Dias from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Last I wrote, I was in Salta, Argentina, where although we only planned on staying for a short two days, ended up making the small colonial town our home for a solid five.  Originally we elongated the ... Read more >


ARGENTINA | Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | Views [567]

So as I mentioned in my last post, I was really, really, REALLY looking forward to Bolivia.  Apparently it wasn´t looking forward to us.  Yeah we knew there were riots, the US Ambassador had been excused (ie kicked out), the president had suspended half ... Read more >

I hope bugs hate Campsuds more than they like toothpaste...

ARGENTINA | Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | Views [749] | Comments [4]

So it took me a whole 8 hours of traveling to Miami for me to be glad I´d overpacked and brought lots of soap; I had an eight hour layover and my bag was covered in toothpaste because the pressure had magically unscrewed the cap.  Orange, sticky, everywhere.... Read more >

Gallery: Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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