Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tanzania: Mt. Meru Orphanage

Volunteering at the orphanage in Mt. Meru is one of my favorite things to do. I am still not comfortable taking these kind of photos, because I would never want the vulnerable to feel exploited, but these kids are absolutely adorable. While they don't live under best possible circumstances, the orpahnage is very clean and filled with genuine love. The children are very sweet and the mamas really nice. Many local villagers visit the orphanage daily, especially the teenage kids. The children are well behaved and love by everyone. There is even a hospital and school on the premises. The lush village is beautiful. There are coffee and fruit plantations, the masai community is active in this region, and spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I fell in love with the little boy in the photo above. He reminds me of myself sometimes. He is a very loving and a happy little boy. Always smiling. I was very sad to leave him behind. Thank Christ for You tube! My wishes are to adopt him, but in the meantime I can't wait until my next visit which will happen very soon.

Happy times! click to enlarge
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Tanzania: Mt. Meru Orphanage

Travel Dossier: June-March '07-'08

Girl on the Go!
Latin America: June-July '07

-Quito, Octavalo

-Bogota, Villa Leiva, Cartagena

-Puerto Colombia, Caracas, Los Llanos, Merida, Margarita Island



N. Africa: July '07

-Ouarzazate; Valley of the Kasbahs, Todra Gorge
-Marrakech, Fez, Meknes

Silk Road: Aug-Nov '07

-St. Petersburg, Moscow

-Samarkand, Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva


-Yunnan: Kunming, Dali, Qiaotou (Tiger Leaping Gorge), Daju, Lijiang, Zhongdian (Shangri-La)

S.E. Asia: Nov '07


-Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Chitwan

-Delhi, Agra, Peharsar, Jaipur, Bijaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Goa

Africa: Nov-Dec '07

-Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani Beach

-Arusha, Mt. Meru, Dar Salam, Stonetown, Zanzibar

Middle East: Jan-Feb '08





USA: Feb '08 (Woo-Hoo! Ok, so it was just a 4 day layover, but I was so excited because I really missed America's comforts).


Central America: Feb-Mar '08

-Panama City, Boquete; Chiriqui Province, Bocas Del Toro

Costa Rica
-Puerto Viejo, Sarapiqui, Arena, Monteverde, Ricon De La vieja

-Ometepe, San Jorge, Granada, Leon, Masaya, Managua

-Tegucigalpa, Roatan, Copan

-Antigua, Guatemala City


Monday, March 03, 2008

Happy to be home!

"22 months, 62 countries, truly a once in a lifetime experience, but honestly, there is no place like home."
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Monday, February 25, 2008

Yes, I'm still in Antigua

Gotta love the food markets.
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Lucy's World

Lucy in Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Morocco!
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Tanzania: Stonetown and Zanzibar

Stonetown Spice Market and Zanzibar's beaches. click to enlarge
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Guatemala: Beautiful Antigua

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Morocco: Desert Trek

On our way to the Berber Camp, I LUV Camels!

And, Lucy Luvs photograhy

On our way to Ouarzazate

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Morocco: The Stunning Scenery

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More Morocco! The Berber Camp

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Morocco: More photos

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Exotic Samarkand

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Food: Uzbekistan

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Friday, February 15, 2008


If you are in Cartagena, EAT HERE. Actually, all over Colombia, the food was really good. They can duplicate, anything. These savoury crepes were better than anything else I have ever tasted, and I don't even like them. Silly, huh? I ate steak and salad, Chinese, English sausages, really nice breakfast foods, fresh juices; all delicious. In Latin America, 'foreign' foods are just that, but Colombia shines. Normally, it is rice, beans, plantains, and protein, but this is delicious, too. I'm PR, though! Also, nobody here orders cocktails, they serve bottles of rum.
Somebody kidnap me, please! Just joking, but there were these hot young guys keeping the streets safe everywhere. I think camis and a big gun would suffice, but some even had on full battle gear, and it was so hot. Beirut was the same but they also had cool armored cars in every corner. (and then the UN was bombed, and I realized it wasn't just for my pleasure). I didn't dare take any photos.

Cartagena: This beautiful Latin port city is Hot,Hot,Hot!

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