Archive for September, 2011

Eating Exotic Animals!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Zebra Head

Here’re two articles about eating and not eating in Africa which I recently wrote for the online travel magazine Thought I’d share them with y’all!

Erin Eats Exotic Animalspublished Sept. 25, 2011

Last week I ate …

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Blankets & Humble Pie

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

A rural village in Malawi.
A rural village in Malawi.

Last week, I traveled overland from Livingstone, Zambia to Lilongwe, Malawi. It took me 3 days, 2 big buses, 1 mini bus, 2 shared taxis, and 3 regular taxis to complete the trip. Each leg I was the only foreigner …

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MESSAGE Cape Town *Video*

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Mizoli's Mural

This is my second visit to Cape Town. It’s a physically beautiful place and a city rich in multitudes of cultures: from the current townships to the historic Cape Malay communities to the affluent sea-side residents. In short, there’s a …

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My Approach to Africa

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Smiling ET Girl

My first visit to Cape Town was as a graduate student, exactly 10 years ago. At the time, it struck me that not even a decade had passed since the country was under apartheid rule. It was amazing to me …

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Suzanne is Volunteering with Lions – Giving U™

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Beautiful Lion Cub

I met Suzanne while doing one of the fabulous Acacia Africa activities — a 1-day volunteer stint with Lion Encounter & ALERT in the Victoria Falls town of Livingstone, Zambia.

Suzanne from Leeds, England has volunteered to work with the

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Dune Sports! *Video*

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

I am a die-hard fan of playing in the sand and my recent trip to the famous Namib Desert provided me with yet another opportunity to get a little gritty! Here’re my favorite dune sports:

Morocco – Riding the Dunes

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Africa’s Curse: HIV/ AIDS

Monday, September 12th, 2011

ET Waving Child

Last month I was in Ethiopia and South Africa, and this month I’m visiting Botswana and Zambia—4 of the 5 countries hardest hit by the global HIV / AIDS epidemic.

Here’s just a few of these countries’ startling statistics:

  • South

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MESSAGE Ethiopia *Videos*

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Woman Walking

Ethiopia is a country that marches to the beat of its own drummer – or at least its own clock! For instance, Ethiopia runs on “Ethiopian time”—a variance of 6 hours from the rest of the world’s “International time.”

Dates …

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My Favorite 3 Mosques

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I first started to appreciate Islamic culture while visiting Spain’s famous Alhambra – full or Moorish influence. But there’s no better representation of beautiful Arab architecture then some of Islam’s most sacred places of worship: Mosques.

Here’re 3 of my …

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Kindness of Strangers

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Paula & I and our Ethiopian scouts
Paula & I and our Ethiopian scouts
The best part of traveling is meeting new people. I’m making so many friends on the road. We have a bunch of fun and it’s tough to leave them.

But then on the next bus ride or airport waiting room …

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