Monthly Archives: October 2009

Becoming Accustomed to Life in Developing Countries

I just wrote these words to a friend in an email: We have now hung out in developing countries long enough to become surprisingly accustomed to a different standard of life.  It’s funny how you can walk into a hotel that faces bustling … Continue reading

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Dorcas Hands at Last!

Finally after five weeks of traveling in East Africa we had arrived in familiar territory, Kitale town, in the mountainous region of western Kenya.  I could hardly wait to get here since leaving last March. That’s when my Kenyan friend … Continue reading

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Musings of A Spoiled American Traveler

After spending a few days respite, I was looking forward to the rest of our journey in East Africa.  Even though our time in Nosy Be was like something out of the imaginings of fantasy Pacific Island living (only in … Continue reading

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Celebration Time!

The time seemed perfect.  It was relatively calm at our house, so I thought, “Just go for it.”  I found Roger and said, “In a year and half I’m going to be 60 years old, so I want something really, … Continue reading

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Madagascar: Hot, Sleepless, Exciting, Fulfilling

I am sitting in a hot internet café in a small town in Madagascar.  Someone nearby is smoking a cigarette.  As you can imagine, there are no laws here regarding such things.  But hey, if I were not smelling the … Continue reading

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