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Kruger National Park, South Africa

The low rumble from the lion’s mating call vibrated my seat. I couldn’t see him; I could only feel his grumble and it sent chills down my spine.  The guide who was driving us in the open vehicle pulled a sharp left, stopping only a few feet away from the male lion. He shone his […]

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Would You Eat a Worm?

I held the dried worm in between my fingers, turning it back and forth. “So we just eat this?” I said to one of my friends. “I guess so.” She said. It didn’t exactly look like a worm, but the sheer fact that it was a worm, and I was about to eat it, made […]

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Top Five Things to Do in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

On the coast of the country Mozambique is a beach town called Ponta do Ouro. A picturesque, quiet town that can only be reached by jeep or quad due to the surrounding sand dunes and lack of roads. Be prepared to take off your shoes for the entire length of your stay, as I did […]

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The Song of Swaziland

I handed the woman 50 African Rands (about 5 dollars) as the man next to her placed five large cabbages into a cloth bag; probably the biggest cabbages I had ever seen. “Thank you,” I said, and the woman nodded. My friend Mary also bought five cabbages, and was waddling behind me as we struggled […]

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