It’s the people that make the place, and Egypt is no exception. From the taxi drivers zipping through the chaos of the Cairo souks and downtown bustle, to the hustler vendors coaxing their way into selling yo-yo’s and flashing balls as you eat dinner, to the marriage proposals from too many men, to the iconically … Continue reading Taxi drivers, future husbands, and a fantastic travel-group
Three things I’ll Miss from Medellin, Colombia 1. Sunrise in the City At the painful hour of 5:30 am, my alarm shakes me from my brief sleep, and due to the sheer noise my classmates produce, my constant daily headache begins. I begin each morning waking up alongside the city. With my body curled in … Continue reading Medellín
My family and I spent our first day in Georgia not in Tbilisi but four hours away. The destination: Davit Gareja Cave Monastery. In the early morning, we started driving past the city limits and into the countryside. Reminding me of Arizona with sparse moisture, continuous beige, and endless miles of desert, the Georgian country … Continue reading The Adventure Through Georgia’s Countryside
Like stacks of pancakes, Tbilisi's post-communist buildings lay almost on top of each other in an array of pale and bleak beige. Georgian ladies line Rustaveli street, selling pierogies and Russian delicacies. The rail-road system bustles with vendors selling hats, used makeup, lottery tickets, coffee, bright red wigs, and sheep meat, all in the darkness … Continue reading The Country: Georgia
4 days after I arrived in Azuero, Panama, I was at a briefing sight learning that Henry, my new partner and I would be spending the next month and a half in Sabana Grande. My supervisor shared with me some facts about our new community, telling us how my house was on a cemetery and … Continue reading Life Lessons in Sabana Grande
Gas station coffee cups and blankets, thrown in the car, toss with our turns. Country music plays on the radio and I cringe with each loss of the signal. I look out the stained spotted windows and catch my reflection from the streaked sky filled with color. We pull over on the side of the … Continue reading Eclipse
Dear Costa Rica, Your country stretches forever with its glorious scenery and landscape. Your beaches seem to glisten in the sun while the birds fly in the empyrean above our heads. You open your arms wide delighted for clueless tourists traipsing across your land. Your people welcome us in and leave us with an impression that they'll keep … Continue reading Dear Costa Rica,
We started the month off tucked in between the mountains, an hour or so drive from San Jose. The tiny town of San Juan Sur has 300 people. It's nestled in between coffee fields high up in the mountains of Costa Rica. We drove up the mountains twisting and turning around the curves as my mom explains … Continue reading Where are we now? Playa Samara, Costa Rica!