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West Africa 2012 (part VIII)

Dakar, Senegal:

The flight from Conakry to Dakar took only 1.5 hours, but brought us into a new world. All of a sudden, we were within one of Africa’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities – and back together with throngs of international tourists. 280 more words

Photography

I Will Definitely Do It Again

I have been struggling to write this blog from the time I finished my assignment. Not only because it was a very busy month which felt like being thrown into a highway full of cars, but because it was very challenging to describe the change that happened to me at a very deep level, touching upon my mindset, beliefs, and values. 565 more words

Pulse 2015

Up close and personal: Photographer captures incredible images of Africa's most elusive animals prowling Namibia's watering holes

Capturing some of Africa’s most elusive animals can be a long waiting game.But wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has managed to shoot a stunning set of images, including lions, leopards and hyenas prowling the watering holes of the Zambezi region in Namibia.The photographs give an incredible insight into the secret life of these creatures, which could help conservationists protect them for the future.

Wildlife

Keeping up the fight: Scholar at Risk pushes for change in Ethiopia

Keeping up the fight

Scholar at Risk pushes for change in Ethiopia

Harvard Gazette,  February 11, 2016

By Colleen Walsh, Harvard Staff Writer: An educator and award-winning author, Beekan Erena is on a mission to highlight the plight of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic majority in Ethiopia, who have struggled for years for political and economic equality. 694 more words

Africa

Friday Reads #5

This week I’m reading CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain. It’s set in colonial Kenya, in the 1920’s, and involves flying, and a love triangle. 63 more words

Books

7 Friday Fun Facts (Valentine's Day Edition)

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I tried to make my “facts” fit around that theme. But, strays will make their way in, because my brain doesn’t operate that way. 176 more words

Strangeness!!!