Monthly Archives: January 2017

So Pack Light

I have always envision myself on television telling stories. You know like Barbara Walters but with a whole lotta’ chocolate. Growing up I would learn the steps to almost every top 10 Billboard Chart hit that made my body want to … Continue reading

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Eyes open, heart full in Kibera

Last month Jennifer and I made the trek to Nairobi for a week of work with a CAP-AIDS Uganda partner organisation, Kijiji Cha Upendo (KCU) – Swahili for Village of Love. KCU is a grassroots community based organisation operating in … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day 2016

December 1, 2016, was a day to remember. Weeks and weeks of planning, long days and nights, hundreds upon hundreds of emails and phone calls, all in preparation for December 1, 2016 – World AIDS Day. We began planning the … Continue reading

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Diving head first into Lesotho.

Lately there has been a constant theme of, “where did time go?” Since arriving in Lesotho, more often than not I find myself thinking about how quickly the weeks go by. A new life in an unfamiliar country, surrounded by … Continue reading

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Deep in the village with the King of Lango

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend an official clan leader inauguration ceremony for Omolo Atar Odyakol clan in Ogedi village, Kole District. A friend and I were picked up in the morning to make our way … Continue reading

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‘Bustling’ Hanoi

Just about everything I read about Hanoi before moving here described it as a ‘bustling’ city. How lively, I thought,  how exciting! However, upon arrival I felt mildly deceived. It would seem that the word ‘bustling’ was used as the … Continue reading

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