Asante san: Tanzania part 5

Our finals days in Tanzania were spent in the Serengeti National Park. This beautiful space has been fully preserved since 1951 (and partially so in earlier efforts by the British government). The park is so special because it, and surrounding protected game areas, are home to the 1.2 million wildebeest who migrate annually through it. […]

Rafiki: Tanzania part 4

Here are a few more photos from Tanzania:

Hakuna matata: Tanzania part 3

The Ngorongoro Crater is “the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera,” according to the journal Biological Conservation. The crater was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two or three million years ago. I recently visited Volcanoes National Park in Hawai’i and it’s hard to imagine a spewing, roiling crater […]

Karibu: Tanzania part 2

I wake on Tuesday morning early. Like 4:30 a.m. That’s too early to try to get up, so I listen to old episodes of the podcast “Too Beautiful to Live,” and wait for my alarm to go off. The group is meeting at 7 a.m. to go on a morning safari in Lake Manyara National […]

Jambo: Tanzania part 1

Our arrival, and my first impressions of Tanzania, were hazy with fatigue, but the excitement of being in a new country (and continent) kept me awake through it all. We were met at the Kilomanjaro International Airport by our guide, David Bygott, a wonderful gentleman with decades of experience in and love for Tanzania. Unfortunately, […]

Dreams for Tanzania

I am leaving for Tanzania tomorrow. I am very excited for the 10-day tour and the glimpse it will provide into the culture of this unique place. In preparation for my trip, I was prescribed a malaria¬†prophylaxis to be taken two weeks prior to departure, throughout our travels and for a few weeks after. While […]

Where’d you go, winter?

I recently moved from one of my favorite places on earth (New Hampshire) to Colorado (also nice). My intention was to spend the next couple of months skiing and prepping for a Pacific Crest Trail hike, all the while enjoying the snow-covered mountains outside of Denver. However, since leaving New Hampshire, it has snowed many […]