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Losing Our Way Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. --------------------------------------------------------- Arundhati Roy (Indian author, advocate, activist)

Trip: Around The World

There are [65] stories from my trip: Around The World

OUR PHOTOS- Scroll down and look to the right!

TANZANIA | Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | Views [531]

If you scroll down and look to the right of the main page, you should find a list of descriptions of galleries. If you click on one of them, our photos should come up. So check it out -- we just put up shots of all the wildife from our recently completed ... Read more >

Gallery: TANZANIA: Bukoba, Mwanza, Serengeti, Arusha, Moshi, Dar es Salaam, & Zanzibar Island.

TANZANIA | Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Stuck In The Middle (Ive)

UGANDA | Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Views [5802] | Comments [4]

For the last few weeks, we have been living at the St. Paul KAASO school in Kabira, Uganda. Kabira is very rural – what people here call “The Countryside.” It’s located in Southwest Uganda, maybe 40 or so kilometers north of the border with Tanzania.... Read more >

Do you have a connection to Rotary Club? (mi & ive)

UGANDA | Saturday, 30 May 2009 | Views [852] | Comments [2]

So, as you know from mi's last story, we are here at St. Paul's KAASO school here in Kabira, Uganda. The school is wonderful and is serving 600 completely gorgeous children of elementary school age -- most or all orphaned by AIDS. Dominic and Rose are ... Read more >

Gallery: St.Paul KAASO, Orphanage and School serving AIDS orphans & disadvantaged children

UGANDA | Saturday, 30 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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made it to uganda! (mi)

UGANDA | Thursday, 28 May 2009 | Views [687] | Comments [2]

hi all! just a quick post to let you know that a couple of days ago, ivan and i left behind the hot showers and fancy chocolates and cheeses of switzerland in a blur of farewell activities that left us nostalgically sitting on a quite exquisite Emirates ... Read more >

Unexpected Healing (ive)

GERMANY | Sunday, 24 May 2009 | Views [947] | Comments [1]

Many of the staff at Schweibenalp Center of Unity are from Germany. One of the German staff who we became friendly with, Yvonne, was planning a three-day trip back to her hometown and very kindly invited us to join her. Honestly, ... Read more >

Schweibenalp Center of Unity (ive)

SWITZERLAND | Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | Views [3059]

I really love being at spiritual retreat centers. Over the last few years, they have been a respite from day-to-day preoccupations and high-speed pace. More importantly, they have provided a chance to more honestly look at myself ... Read more >

Gallery: GERMANY SIDETRIP: Bruchsal, Heidelberg, & Karlsruhe

GERMANY | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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I'm going back to Cusco. Hmm. I don't think so. (ive)

PERU | Friday, 8 May 2009 | Views [1421]

Cusco, Peru, was the capital of the Inca Empire. The name means “navel” in Quechua and the city was believed to be the center of the world by the Incas. Not surprisingly, then, there are many, many Inca ruins in and near ... Read more >

Vicos: Hard, simple, and beautiful living (ive)

PERU | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [1689] | Comments [3]

  Traveling. I am still finding it like a magnifying glass on life, showing how things always are, but in unusually vivid ways. This time, the life-truth that when things don't seem to be working out as planned, a ... Read more >

Gallery: Center of Unity Schweibenalp, Switzerland - Retreat center for all spiritual traditions

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Leaving Ecuador: From Baños to the Border (ive)

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | Views [2000] | Comments [2]

The flip side of the uneasiness of the groundlessness of traveling that I was talking about before, is the joy of the freedom that goes along with the groundlessness of traveling. There is something beautiful about waking up each morning on the road ... Read more >

Gallery: PERU: Huanchaco; Huaraz, Caraz, Pisco, Arequipa, Cabanaconde, Arequipa, Cusco, Lima.

PERU | Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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la hesperia - favorites (mi)

ECUADOR | Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | Views [1159]

i hear mooing. i stuff my 80 cent white gardening gloves half way into the right pant pocket of my grey quick-dry pants, leaving the fingers, with their red flower pattern wet and soiled, sticking out to dry.   the pattern makes me feel like ... Read more >

quito (mi) belated post

ECUADOR | Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | Views [1616]

Quito, Ecuador, population 1,400,000, elevation 2850m, is built up into the sides of Andean valley volcanos.   when considered individually, almost none of its buildings stands alone as special, but when viewed from one of the city's hilltop vistas, ... Read more >

señor tarantula (mi)

ECUADOR | Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | Views [1788]

for some people it's mice, for some it's snakes. for me, it is spiders. spiders are good for about one thing in life. and since around here they are doing a terrible spider-job of it, neglecting hordes of mosquitoes and biting flies, and so leaving my ... Read more >

A Hot Shower (ive)

ECUADOR | Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | Views [2219] | Comments [1]

“Ivan! Their shower is hot! Like really hot!” We're at a hotel in Quito, Ecuador. Miral has finished up in the baño compartido (bathroom shared with the rest of the guests on that floor) and is delivering very exciting news. I'd experienced a lot of ... Read more >

Gallery: La Hesperia, Ecuador - Biological station/environmental preservation and education

ECUADOR | Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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We´ll Be Back In A Month!

ECUADOR | Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Views [877] | Comments [3]

Tomorrow we leave Quito and head two hours east into one of the last remaining tropical cloud forests on earth for our first volunteer stint on this journey. Miral will be spending the month working on an organic farm and Ivan will be working on forest ... Read more >

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