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Tracy's Journey

Trip: Africa/India/SE Asia

There are [72] stories from my trip: Africa/India/SE Asia

First week in Auroville

INDIA | Sunday, 13 Feb 2011 | Views [1464]

I am enjoying Auroville and have had a lot of time to unwind. I’ve had the chance to join some extracurricular events, such as an all day seminar on the Spiritual Dimension of Auroville, and an evening outing to Sadhana Forest .   The seminar ... Read more >

Arrived in Auroville

INDIA | Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | Views [548] | Comments [1]

I think I have been here in Auroville http://www.auroville.org for three days now. Most of that time has been spent recuperating. Today was the first day I ventured out on my own.   The guesthouse I am staying at is surrounded by ... Read more >

Tear-Gassed in Aswan

EGYPT | Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | Views [463]

I think now that I am finally out of Egypt I can write about it.   The day I arrived back in Cairo from the White Desert things were calm. They told me that there had been some protests the day before but things were Ok now. So I rested for ... Read more >

Egypt – Day 3 & 4 – Camping in the White Desert

EGYPT | Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | Views [368]

Started the morning out by catching a bus to Baharia Oasis where I start my trip into the White Desert. It was 5-hour bus ride right through the desert. Once we left the city, it was nothing but brown desert with one rest house about half way there.... Read more >

Egypt – Day 2

EGYPT | Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | Views [284]

Life is delicious!, as my driver says. I started the day out by meeting my camel at the stables and riding in the back way of the Giza pyramids. This was a great way to first see the pyramids on the back of a camel on the desert side of the pyramids ... Read more >

Photos: Egypt - Pyramids

EGYPT | Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Egypt - Cairo

EGYPT | Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Egypt – Day 1

EGYPT | Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | Views [256]

Today, I visited the Citadel where the mosque of Mohamed Ali is and also a few Christian churches in Old Cairo.   The Mohamed Ali mosque is unique because it was built in the Turkish style and takes after the Blue Mosque in Turkey.   I also ... Read more >

Kibera Slums

KENYA | Saturday, 22 Jan 2011 | Views [565]

Yesterday, we visited Kibera Slums which is the largest slum in Africa, and I have even heard in the world but not sure of that fact.   It is on land owned by the government and covers about 1.5 acres of land with over a million people living ... Read more >

Photos: Kibera Slums

KENYA | Saturday, 22 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Having a fun day in Nairobi

KENYA | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | Views [544]

After a rather particular hard day at the hospital, we decided to take a day for recuperation and visit the animal orphanage and the giraffe center. The animal orphanage has cheetahs, lions, & monkeys and a few other animals that had been ... Read more >

Photos: Kenya - Nairobi

KENYA | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Volunteering at the Hospital

KENYA | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | Views [536]

We’ve spent about a week now volunteering at the hospital in Nairobi working with the abandoned babies.   There are about 18 babies altogether that are spread over four different wards.   Fourteen of them are under the age of one and the other ... Read more >

First Week in Kenya

KENYA | Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | Views [644]

I arrived safely in Nairobi last Sunday; and the next three days I went on an amazing safari. The first day we drove about seven hours to get to the Masai Mara Reserve. We settled into camp; which were tents you could stand in with real beds.... Read more >

Photos: Kenya

KENYA | Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Goodbye to Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA | Saturday, 1 Jan 2011 | Views [274]

Wow! Three months have already flown by. If my whole trip goes as well as it has in Ethiopia, I will be very lucky. Thanks to Newton, Beckie, Addis, Tame, Susan, & Yacob for their friendship. It has been a lot of fun. Things I will miss about Ethiopia:... Read more >

Progress is Happening!

ETHIOPIA | Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | Views [440]

Merituh is walking! I am so excited for him. He is walking across the room by himself with great balance. When he gets to me, he is soooo proud of himself and I get to enjoy his wonderful smile and laugh. We did a video last week of him walking and ... Read more >

Photos: Ethiopia - Lalibela & Bahir Dar

ETHIOPIA | Saturday, 4 Dec 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Lalibela & Bahir Dar

ETHIOPIA | Saturday, 4 Dec 2010 | Views [507]

I had the chance to take a four-day trip to Northern Ethiopia to visit Lalibela & Bahir Dar. I spent two nights in Lalibela and one night in Bahir Dar. Lalibela is famous for its rock-hewn churches that were built around the 12 th or 13 ... Read more >

Working with the children

ETHIOPIA | Saturday, 20 Nov 2010 | Views [257] | Comments [1]

In the mornings, I am now teaching class to 33 children. They range from the age of 4 to 10. Some of them have memorized how to count and the alphabet, but there is little recognition of the written numbers or letters. So I have been working ... Read more >

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