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The Beaches and Junkies of Kenya.

The Beaches and Junkies of Kenya.

I left Zanzibar in early March and flew to Mombasa, Kenya. I was picked up at the airport by Edward, the representative from Love Volunteers. During the 45-minute drive to Ukunda, he mainly talked about how wonderful Donald Trump is. It was bizarre, I assumed that the only people who liked Trump were (some) Americans and nationalist-leaning Europeans but he’s got fans everywhere! Edward took me to the house of Cosmus, his wife Tabby, and their 12-year-old son, David. Cosmus…

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Fun Times in Tanzania.

Fun Times in Tanzania.

  After 1 month of volunteering, I was very excited to have 2 weeks completely free before my next volunteer program. When I left Arusha I did what any good tourist in Tanzania who loves hiking does- a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro! I did the Machame route, which took 6 days. You have to go on an organized trip as you are not allowed to climb Kilimanjaro independently.  There were so many companies offering what appeared to be the same…

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Quit Your Job and Go to Africa!

Quit Your Job and Go to Africa!

“Today, at 35, I’m largely out of fucks to give…” Michelle Ruiz. On Turning 35, the Age at Which Donald Trump Dumps his Girlfriends. Vogue. In January I turned 35. And what better way to celebrate than to quit my job and go to East Africa for 10 weeks? I had been working as a nurse at one single place for 15 months. I was getting itchy for a change, and I missed the longer-term traveling that I did before…

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