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 […]
From Stonetown, in Zanzibar, our next big adventure as a family was a 5-day safari in Selous, one of the largest game parks in the world and located in Southern Tanzania, with a company called Waterbuck safaris. To get there, we took the ferry to get back to mainland followed by a 6 hour drive […]
Following my multi-day siesta in Nungwi, I took daladala to Stonetown and then a plane to Arusha where I would spend my last couple days traveling alone before Leslie arrived.
The first saga of my trip with the family has now come to an end and I’ve left the nest to head up the Zanzibar coast to a beach resort town, called Nungwi. The beaches there are incredible with miles of sand when the tide is low and hours of swimming in clear blue water […]
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 […]
Where do I even begin? Each morning, everyone awakes to the sound of the call to prayer at around 5AM. It starts off quietly, as the first mosque, maybe a couple miles away, begins the prayer. Within a minute, more mosques join in (though each start at different times giving it the feeling of a […]
I’m now just a little over 24 hours into this trip, not even in Zanzibar yet, and I’ve already met a handful of incredibly interesting people, the majority of which I am very sad to only have been able to know for such a short period of time, but isn’t that just the best and […]
In just a couple of days, I’ll be boarding a plane to East Africa for a month long vacation full of safaris, snorkeling, beaches, and giant tortoises! I usually have a lot of trouble keeping up with blogging while I’m traveling, so I’ve decided to get a head start on it with a pre-travel blog. […]
When Leslie and I decided to spend two weeks vacationing in southern Africa we knew we wanted to split our time between Botswana and at least one other country. As college students, one of the deciding factors for us when we travel is cost and thus, when we figured out that we could fly to […]
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.