What Southern Africa Meant to Me

Never have I traveled to a place so unprepared. I barely touched any guidebooks. Nor did I look up information online. Few of my friends had ever been to South Africa, and none that I knew of had been to Botswana. I’d been traveling long enough to not trust the...
Seeking True Freedom: Robben Island

Seeking True Freedom: Robben Island

I recently made a pledge – to not visit Tibet until the Dalai Lama, and his followers, Tibetan refugees all around the world – are free to visit Tibet. Despite my love and interest in Tibet and its culture, it was, in my heart, an easy pledge to make. To go to Tibet...
Maids, Being Abroad, and I

Maids, Being Abroad, and I

When you travel, and observe, you see how little nuances, little shifts in how a society and its people relate to one another can dramatically change you own position in that society, if it were your own. One thing I now notice more and more is how differently maids...