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My Almost Dangerous Encounters with Animals Abroad

Bolivia
Me and a crocodile in Bolivia

When you travel, everyone’s constantly warning you about the people you might encounter. What they don’t tell you is that you’ll eventually interact with other species in ways you weren’t expecting; that lush tropical foliage can harbor bugs that are bigger and more fierce than anything you could’ve imagined and in seemingly urban environments, the […]

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Songs for the Road No. 14: Discovering Afro-Brazil Through Banda Didá, An All Female Drumming Ensemble

Brazil

When I look back at the time I spent volunteering in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil in 2006, it seems so natural, so inevitable that I would end up in there at some point in my life. I often forget about what drew me to it in the first place: Banda Didá, an all female drumming […]

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A Hair Journey

Brazil

This post is a month and a day late, something I intended to write on June 20th, but couldn’t because I was caught up in travel moments and in coming and going. June 20th is an anniversary that passes without fanfare, but holds much meaning for me internally and externally. I can’t remember why I […]

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My 3 Travel Secrets

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Daffodil Fields

I was tagged to partake in Tripbase‘s My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets phenomenon by Lauren of Lonely Girl Travels and Neha of Flying Suitcase. So I perused my memory for fantastic places and travel moments and here’s what I came up with: 1. A late afternoon motorcycle tour of Hue, Vietnam Angkor Wat was […]

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