Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Boo I am pooped! Woke up early (but not hungover), got breakfast and went to class. We did an ice breaker so I definitely know everyone’s name. Our class was boring but will learn a lot I hope. It’s just in a  lounge in the hotel lobby. SOCI/CRUJU: Crime and HIV/AIDS in South Africa is … Continue reading Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – South Africa

Today was a full day. Woke up early for breakfast then jumped on the bus for a tour of Pretoria (the town we’re staying in). It’s a BEAUTIFUL place. Big, rich houses (the white people), old Black communities, mountains, hills…ugh just beautiful! I took lots of pictures and had a good time. I started to … Continue reading Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – South Africa

January 4, 2009 – South Africa

Today I left the U.S. It felt wrong. I felt like I should stay, be with my friends and family, specifically [my oldest brother. I watch movies when they say “they would have wanted you to go” but it is COMPLETELY different when it’s your real life. Every time I closed my eyes on the … Continue reading January 4, 2009 – South Africa

Goal 4: Visit 5 African Countries

Part of my identity that I haven’t divulged yet is that I am African-American…or just Black as I like to say. As part of a long history of being separated from my ancestor’s stories, I declared the fourth goal:   Goal 4 Visit at least 5 countries of the African continent Better known as the … Continue reading Goal 4: Visit 5 African Countries

Goal 2: 6/7 Continents by 67

This next goal is one of my hardest I think. Plenty of people do it but I’m far behind in it: Goal 2 6/7 Continents by 67   My junior  year of college, I decided that I did not want to graduate without studying abroad. I was scared because I had never left the East … Continue reading Goal 2: 6/7 Continents by 67