Travel

I am connected again!

After a month of essentially no communication with the outside world, I now have a cell phone and more regular access to email. It was very exciting to receive my first call, it felt so strange to be talking ...

Finding Little America in Niger

We've now officially been here a month and decided to celebrate by going into Niamey, the capital city, for the day. We'd spent the past month hearing about the infamous American Recreational Center where ...

Top Five Nigerien Discoveries

1.      Peanut M & M's Don't Melt! I only half-believed the packing list that said peanut M & M's are the only kind of chocolate that can survive the Nigerien heat but its true, none of them ...

First Week in Niger!

7/16/2010 The Peace Corps welcome packet described Niger as “one of the hottest, poorest and dustiest countries in the world” but one that we would quickly come to love. In the mere week I've been here ...

Reflections from South Korea

Sitting in a conference room in South Korea with eight hundred youth from 110 different countries drafting a statement to our leaders on climate change was both exhilarating and perhaps, entirely ...

The Day I Ate Dog

Halfway up the mountain on the path to Inwangsan, Seoul’s most famous shamanist shrine, I realized I was definitely not in America anymore. Ahead of me was one of the most intricately painted roofs I had ...

First Day in South Korea

You know that feeling where you look around you and wonder how you got there? My entire summer has been that moment, crystallized and then scattered in a glittering series of new experiences. A few days ago I ...

Spare a Few Bucks for Biogas?

July 21, 2008 Oh the irony of writing a post asking for money after I wrote a post talking about how much I hate being asked for money...Let me justify myself: After my last post about how I didn’t get ...

Biogas and Wayyy too Many Bananas

July 8, 2008 In America I have this really bad habit of eating chocolate when I’m upset. Here, chocolate is a little harder to come by so I’ve substituted it with miniature bananas. These are very easy to ...