112 Days in Africa
Nov04

112 Days in Africa

Everywhere I go, “Oh you are from Alabama? Sweeeet Hommeeeee Alabamaaaaa!” That’s the only phrase from the Lynrd Skynyrd song they recall, but it never ceases to make me smile. South Africans remind me of Alabamians. They are hospitable; they have a “Southern” charm about them. And although I would consider Alabamians laid back, South Africans are even more flexible. They aren’t bound by time as...

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Welcome to Jordan!
Nov02

Welcome to Jordan!

The reaction played out so similarly every time that I came to expect it. My friend or family member would ask about my plans for the fall to which I’d reply that I was going to Jordan. There was always a moment of surprise followed by a look of confusion and slight embarrassment. “So where exactly is Jordan?” was often the follow-up question. My travel abroad experience was actually based on a very similar question. For as long as I...

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