Dublin: Unsurprisingly Delightful

Sorry for the major delay in posting about the rest of my trip this summer! I started graduate school in August and have not had much spare time. With the craziness of the election, I needed to focus on happier times, and that is all of the traveling I did when I was blissfully unemployed …

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From Parasites to Elephants: Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Park

The last four days in Malawi were a blast. I traveled with the U of M students to Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Park where we went on a safari.  Lake Malawi was absolutely gorgeous. It's a total hidden gem. There should be SO many more resorts and tourists there. Maybe it was the area …

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Like Riding a Bike

After my freshman year of college, I traveled to Zambia through my school, Gonzaga University. I studied the psychology of chimpanzees and the biology of birds and plants in the Copper Belt region of Zambia, about an hour away from a town called Chingola. Malawi shares part of its western border with Zambia, and both …

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Why Malawi?

It’s a fair question. It’s not an African country a typical American knows. I traveled to Malawi because I am on the board of directors for a non-profit organization called EKARI Foundation, which operates in Malawi and aims to empower Malawians to create sustainable livelihoods, primarily through education. I joined EKARI a year after I …

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An Outsider’s Observations on Malawi

Every person I have met in Malawi is a hard worker that wants to improve their livelihood, but the vast majority are extremely poor. No one has more, some have certain things that others don’t, but all are on the same level of hunger and poverty. Many people in the street wear clothes donated by …

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Update from Malawi!

Mulibwanji from Malawi! I arrived in Blantyre from Johannesburg by way of NYC on Fridayevening, so I’ve had a few days to adjust to the 8 hour time difference. I have to admit though… It’s only 6pm and I am ready for bed! I am here with EKARI Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Seattle but operates in Phalombe, Malawi. …

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Why I Travel

For a lot of people, traveling is petrifying. Not for the plane rides, or being secluded, or even getting away from technology. It’s scary because it’s traversing the unknown. Traveling challenges you to question what you are passionate about, what you want to see when you go half way across the world, or even to …

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