Category Archives: General

“You are a fat, dying flower” – on being an unmarried foreigner in the Congo, and other musings on gender dynamics while abroad

If you don’t want to be consistently questioned about your marital status, don’t come to Congo. In my experience, it is a common occurrence as a woman to be asked if you are married in Africa. I’m sure other female … Continue reading

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The Big Return

It’s officially been a month since I left Tanzania. I remember that first moment of arriving home, stepping off of the plane and trying to find my family in the crowd. The car ride back was a strange mix of … Continue reading

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Moments.

I’ve been thinking about moments of peace and moments of violence a lot recently. Okay, let me back up. First, I have to apologize. It’s been about forever since I last updated you all. I swear, I sat down last … Continue reading

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The Art of Balancing: A Single Girls Musing on an International Life

Random travellers that you meet in Africa always have the most interesting stories. My first weekend in Dar, I was at a rooftop party overlooking the ocean. There was a huge full moon, thousands of stars, and just the right … Continue reading

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Why you should never wear an African dress instead of a ball gown (and other adventures of a broke intern in expat city)

Before I start this blog post, lets get one thing straight – in no way do I think that Africa is a broken continent filled with poor people and mud huts. Ya ya, you’re saying, obviously that’s not true (and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Dar: Why Bed Bugs, Prostitution, and Immigration Patrols Don’t Mix.

Hi everyone. Before we get to the story behind the title (which is what you are all obviously here to read), just a small little intro – hello Tanzania! For those of you who don’t know, I’m living in Dar … Continue reading

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I think we need to talk about Rwanda.

I think we need to talk about Rwanda. I’ve been struggling all week to come up with words, any words, to try and articulate everything that my mind has been wrestling with when it comes to Rwanda. As you probably … Continue reading

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