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After Three Weeks in Accra As I walk towards the bus stop to work on a sunny, hazy morning, I have my first realization that Accra feels familiar. When I get on the school bus and a man gives up … Continue reading
“The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.” Of all our travels, Ghana was the greatest disappointment – but whether in the country or myself, I still don’t know. Sakshi and I had paid for a … Continue reading
“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” Daybreak over the Serengeti. I unzip the entrance to our tent, and the cool pale … Continue reading
At 5:30 am on Easter Saturday, my eyes fluttered open. I was on the bottom of a bunkbed in my new home. The fan had just stopped. No worries, I thought. The electricity will come back. Accra is hot and … Continue reading
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It is 4a.m. on summit day. We have been climbing at a 45 degree incline for 3 hours and 45 minutes and the end … Continue reading
Mumbai was not in our original itinerary; circumstances (by this I mean cheaper airfare) forced us to make a stopover in this city. We only had 25 hours to experience the home of Bollywood, but I was excited to be … Continue reading
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” A BEAUTIFUL, DOOMED LAND The room is dimly lit, and crowded with people grabbing any seat … Continue reading
On May 1st at 8:15 p.m., Accra local time, Trevor was homesick for the first time since we left Toronto four months ago. We were in a movie theatre of all places. And now back to your regular programming.
Note: On reflection, I wasn’t too happy with this post, so I’ve added a post-script in the Comments that’s much clearer about what I really appreciated about Kerala and why. “Unchecked, the tourist will climb over the fence and come … Continue reading