Yesterday, I realized how close I came to transforming back into a my past self. A self whose life revolved around my credit score and the cleanliness of my office desk. What I was like thirteen months ago.
Thirteen months ago, I embarked on a journey which took me through seven countries, three of which . . . → Read More: How could I forget?
I was writing about Africa this morning, and I got distracted by some photography I took while I was living in Paris this past autumn. Through out my travels, I’ve been trying to work on my skills as a photographer (although my seventeen year old sister still beats me when she starts spouting . . . → Read More: Photographs: Strike in Paris, France
Hello people of the blogosphere!
Just an update on how my life is going. I got to South Africa a few days ago and have settled in nicely at the research outpost on the Loskop Dam Reserve, where I’m working as an assistant for a study on the local vervet monkey population.
Living on the . . . → Read More: Hello from South Africa
Just a quick post to let you guys know about a great, great resource that’s available on the web. If you are interested in knowing more about the indigenous culture and people on Bioko Island, definitely check out The Bubis on Fernando Po. The website offers a complete online copy of the writings of Father . . . → Read More: The Bubis of Bioko Island: Not body parts…people.
The logistics of preparing a long-term expedition are not a cake-walk. The people organizing the BBPP expedition have spent days trying to organize porters (from a nearby village), spent hours trying to barter and order food and replacement parts, organize volunteers, and figure out paperwork and identification passes for each volunteer. Overall, the BBPP and its employees are . . . → Read More: Preparing for Adventure.
Two days ago, I was fortunate enough to have my grandfather take me on a short walking tour of his birth city, Worms (Germany). With more than a third of the city destroyed during the war, much of the city was rebuilt, including my grandfather´s childhood house. Just as we got to the city, I . . . → Read More: Worms: Photographs from 1920, 1940, and now.
Dachau camp, outside of Munich, Germany.
OK, so the title pretty much describes what I think the average person believes to be the German stereotype (plus some lederhosen!). Maybe all of that beer and the fact that eating a bratwurst mimics certain sexual behaviors, could explain why sex is now a German stereotype.
Before we delve farther into this (very) interesting . . . → Read More: Sex, Beer, and Bratwurst!