Epilogue to Sabbatical

Below are some observations, opinions and advice that I think are good to pass on for anyone considering long-term travel. The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. - Shirley MacLaine Observations People are kind and generous I can't even begin to name the ways … Continue reading Epilogue to Sabbatical

An International Birthday to Remember

I didn't know how I would feel celebrating my bday away from friends this year but it ended up being really great and a ton of fun. A friend that I met at the beginning of my trip in South Africa come to Greece for one week in order to celebrate with me and tour Athens. … Continue reading An International Birthday to Remember

South Africa, Part 2

My time in South Africa didn't really feel like most vacations do. All of us volunteers had to leave early in the morning and had activities scheduled until 5pm most days. It felt like I was working there. Only on the weekends did I feel like a tourist. I do wonder if Cape Town would have … Continue reading South Africa, Part 2

First Weeks In South Africa

There is already so much to say about this country and my experiences here. It hasn't even been two weeks and I have experienced such varied and opposing situations and ways of life. On the one hand, there is a very wealthy sector while others live in complete poverty. I don't pretend to understand all the … Continue reading First Weeks In South Africa