Our Friend Luca - Volunteering in Rusinga Island Kenya - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps - www.MissMaps.com

Our Friend Luca : Volunteering in Rusinga Island, Kenya

A small island village on Lake Victoria, Rusinga has seen its share of hardships and welcomed volunteers like Luca: an idol, an inspiration, a giver, a lifeline, and a friend. During four months, he provided more to the Kenyan island than anyone could’ve imagined.

A Madagascar Morning : Building Bridges

“Stomach?” he asked holding his belly. “Head?” he asked placing a palm on his forehead.
“No, no. I’m okay. I am here from Mauritius.”
Confused, he hesitated to let me inside and reiterated the lack of English. A few minutes later he’d be kissing my camera and hugging me tightly. Here’s the story

The Greats of Giza: Pyramids, The Nile River, and Beyond

Sleeping while sitting up, guarding your belongings, and traveling at speeds of 200 kilometers per hour is not the easiest task. But if you allow yourself to relax into the train’s tempo, you’ll find the adjustment quite simple. The constant sways put you at ease as the train twists and turns down its predetermined path; […]