Tag: Africa


Travel Moments: Hannah and Adam of Getting Stamped The moment in our travels where the little things were some of the most memorable came when we were camping under the stars in Africa. The night sky is something we never really paid attention to at home, but when we’re traveling it’s one of those little things we look forward to. There is something extra special...

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Travel Moments: Hanne of Places People Stories In 2011 I celebrated Christmas with a local family in the countryside of Uganda. It is one of the moments I remember best from 5 years of travels, and it makes me smile just thinking about the good times we shared that Christmas day. For me it was a very different Christmas. After a long car-ride we arrived,...

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While the tropical beach destinations and theme park vacations are standard for many, there are so many other unique trip opportunities around the world that you could be missing out on. Although they may not be the perfect choice for everyone, I’ve compiled a list of a few alternative vacation destinations that will keep things interesting for your next trip and are sure to leave a memorable...

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Save the Rhinos! Join #JustOneRhino We all have a big problem on our hands. Rhinos are in danger and could be extinct very soon if we don’t do anything about it. Yes, I said we. This is not one of those “someone else will handle it” kind of problems. This is a joint effort that every single one of us is responsible to take action on...

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I recently put together this video as a memento of my time in Zambia, and to give others a small glimpse into how I spent my holidays. For more on my experiences volunteering check out my previous blog posts. Enjoy! Questions about Zambia or interested in more information on how you can volunteer abroad? Let me know in the comments and I will be sure to follow up...

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You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. Just 2 weeks later and Africa is already behind me. My time there went by so quickly, but the memories will stick with me forever. I will never forget the way the kids’ faces would light up when given a ball to play with or the first time...

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Our last day in Livingstone arrived so quickly, but we definitely made the most of it. We started out the day by visiting the Curio Market. Thinking about it in terms of US$, the prices were cheap regardless so it was a lot of fun to bargain with the shop owners. I bought a lot of cool gifts and handmade crafts. We returned back to...

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The morning involved waking up at 5 am and cleaning the mud off our feet with the muddy puddles of water. Good enough for the day! We had a cold breakfast to have something in our stomachs and ventured off to our first game drive at Chobe National Park. The first game drive was a bit chilly since it was so early in the morning,...

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Continuing on with Friday’s journey, we packed up the car and headed to Botswana! We would be going on a boat cruise in the evening, camping out overnight, and going on two game drives the next day before heading back to the volunteer house. Crossing the border into Botswana was interesting to say the least. We got randomly stopped a few different times on our...

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