The Big Five! And Other Animals of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire

The Serengeti, located in northern Tanzania, is spans 12,000 square miles and is home to Africa’s largest lion population. It is also the site of the worlds largest mammal migration in the world, during which approximately 260,000 zebra and 1.7 million wildebeest can be seen moving between Tanzania and southwestern Kenya. During our safari in […]


Yesterday we visited Jozania national park and even got to stay the night. It was beautiful and we got to see tons and tons of monkeys who are completely habituated to people, but aren’t fed by tourists and just kinda ignore you. We saw a mix of Sice and Red Colobus monkeys. Instead of talking […]

A Divided City

The focus of this semester has been the Northern Ireland conflict which, if you didn’t know, was (correct tense is debatable) a period of strife between Nationalists and Unionists during the 20th century. There are many differences between the two groups, but the foremost difference during the conflict was in regard to Home Rule (to what extent should Ireland/Northern Ireland should be a sovereign nation or remain under the control of Britain). I just finished a paper outlining the “irreconcilable” differences undergirding the conflict so I won’t bore you with a historical account of the differences—religious, economic, educational, political, etc. Instead, I’m going to use this post to outline and jot down some of the ways I’ve seen this cultural division manifested today.