Just a Click Away: Learning from the Xhosa Elders of Ngxingxolo Village

I’ve always been intrigued by women in communities around the world; from their cultural traditions, style of dress, cooking practices, and overall lifestyle. While driving through the wild coast of South Africa, I became curious about the daily life of people occupying rural communities. I wandered if xhosa cultural traditions remained intact or have evolved…

Why Durban is a Must See: The Golden Mile Beach

The last thing I expected to find in South Africa was bomb indian food but to my surprise, I fell in love with more than just the beach in Durban. If you like ethnic food, mild weather, and beautiful beaches then you should definitely add this cosmopolitan city to your list. Make sure its carb…

Life lessons from kids of the Shalati Village: South Africa

After three days in South Africa, I was finally making my way to a rural village. I had camped in the Bush the night before with local Shangaan people; probably the most adventurist thing I had done at that point in my life. I was ready to have some fun. On the drive up to…

In the Heart of Ezulwini Valley: Swaziland

Unbothered by the roaming impalas, zebras, and warthogs, I was utterly taken back by the natural beauty of Ezulwini Valley meaning place of heaven. I needed to practice my siswati which quite the challenge because of the clicks, yes clicks. I was officially learning “the clicking language” which was so similar to zulu. I arrived…

Bungee Jumping off of Africa’s Largest Bridge

When I booked my trip to South Africa, the daredevil in me immediately looked up the most adventurous activities i.e shark cage diving and bungee jumping. That’s right; I added these activities to my to-do-list but don’t be fooled; after I observed an indoor shark cage dive experience and witnessed the daunting look and magnitude…

5 Things I loved about Seattle

First and foremost, Seattle is such an amazingly vibrant city with so much life! I remember riding on light rail train from the airport and being mesmerized by all the green trees and water, yes the water!  Aside from the daily rain showers, there is plenty of water ways throughout the city giving it so…

Tulipmania!

Yup, that’s right; you don’t have to travel to Europe to see beautiful tulips my friends! This spring I had the pleasure of attending the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, Washington. I just remember being so excited to see this natural wonder. I’d seen travel magazines and buzzfeed articles of the top places/things…

Cultural Pursuits: Trinidad & Tobago

I left the country for the first time following my freshmen year of college. The summer of 2006, I packed my bags and headed to the twin island country of Trinidad and Tobago. While my peers were thrilled to study aboard in Europe; the West Indies was calling me. Beyond learning more about the African…