After a night’s stay in the Serengeti and a visit to a Maasai village, we slept at the edge of Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater. We’d yet to lay eyes on this masterpiece of cohesiveness over 3 million years old, and still the energy of the earth was undeniable. Here are the stories and photos. Continue reading Ngorongoro’s Eternal Masterpiece
What’s black and white and red all over? Why are some zebra brown and others black? What’s the proper pronunciation of “Zebra”? There’s only one way to find out… Continue reading Black and White and Red All Over – Lake Nakuru, Kenya
After teaching children in Rusinga Island, Kenya the meaning of love, a call came to return to the woman who taught me what love is. I was able to make it back to the US in time for a final few hugs with my greatest inspiration before returning to Africa with a new guardian angel. Continue reading Stay in Africa Until You Reach Home
“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 Continue reading A Madagascar Morning : Building Bridges
Myanmar is a gem of a country. Some of these gems appear in the wide open spaces, and others remain hidden by jungles, lost history, and untold tales.
My ‘someday’ return will take me to those places farther from Yangon’s center. From art centers to Yangon’s Secretariat Building to Bago’s golden palaces and stupas, I was able to discover several gems close to home, and to return with a group of 50 students in tow. Here is your chance to witness Yangon’s Golden Gems. Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Golden Field Trips
The streets of Yangon are colorful, lively and exciting. They also have some dark corners, which I discovered soon after moving there. By sharing this information, I hope to inspire you to brainstorm new possibilities for the future of Yangon’s streets and the children around town. Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Taking to the Streets
A time of celebrations for all ages, Chinese New Year is alive and well in Yangon’s Chinatown with Dragon Dances leading to Lion Dances. Surrounded by glutinous rice snacks and wishes of prosperity, an abundance of photos and videos capture this annual tradition at its best! A new favorite holiday! Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Celebrating Chinese New Year
“Come with us. We’re going for tea,” the wife chimed in.
I obliged and after sipping lahpet while sitting street side on plastic chairs, was taken on a whirlwind adventure throughout the Buddhist Temples and Monaseries of Myanmar – with plenty more tea stops along the way! Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Touring With the Tea Couple
Day One, the first words I wrote were as follows :
“What. The f.… Have you done? What draws you to smelly sewers, squatty potties and dead dogs?”
On Day 187, I tried to talk myself into staying and
it worked so well, I could barely pull my own self away.
Get ready for Life in Yangon, Myanmar! Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : The Introduction
I jump in, dive deep. Swim with turtles. Sip on salt water. I turn over, face the sun. It’s the same sun as the one on land. Here it feels different. This is the Magic of the Maldives. Continue reading Magic of the Maldives