Ethiopia Again

Ethiopia Again

I loved Ethiopia so much the first time around that I made a promise to myself to return before leaving East Africa. This country is so incredibly diverse in its landscape, culture, customs, food, traditions, spiritual beliefs and people that it just can’t be seen in one trip. This journey took me to the Eastern part of the country, to the highlands and rocky pews of Gheralta, the lowlands and lava of the Danakil Depression, and the green khat fields and walled-city of Harar.

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Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

My last blog post on Kenya, including a 3-week trip through this beautiful country and my final hard-earned lessons that I gained after living in a developing country for just over a year. This was an incredibly eye-opening experience in regards to international development, foreign aid and its beneficiaries. Living in Kenya for this time pushed my boundaries, and in doing so strengthened my core values. This experience has also given me the utmost appreciation for the privilege I’ve been granted, simply by being born a white female in North America.

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The Road to Turkana

The Road to Turkana

This blog is called the Road to Turkana as it culminates my travels and experiences through Kenya over the past few months. I took the road less travelled, starting with a journey to the west province of Kisumu on Lake Victoria, heading next to the southeastern part of the country on the border of Tanzania where I came face to face with extraordinary mammals and the awe-inspiring Mount Kilimanjaro, and finishing with the long dusty road up north to Lake Turkana. The diversity I saw in vegetation, animals and culture is enough to satisfy the soul for now. I also had the privilege of attending a traditional Kikuyu Dowry Ceremony where I indulged in delicious traditional food and dance. Needless to say that Kenya is an extraordinary place to visit, to explore, and to let you heart and mind be free.

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The Holy Week in Ethiopia

The Holy Week in Ethiopia

I spent 10 days in Ethiopia over the Orthodox Easter Holy Week. This was a trip of stunning landscapes and fascinating cultural experiences. Visiting the holy cities of Axum and Lalibela during the time of Easter celebrations was an incredibly rewarding experience. Hiking through the Simien Mountains took us through one of the most incredible mountain ranges I have visited thus far. This album is a mix of landscapes, people, monkeys and historical landmarks.

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The Flone Initiative

The Flone Initiative

I had the pleasure of doing some photo and video choreography for the Flone Initiative - a trust based in Kiambu, Kenya. The Flone Initiative’s mission is to change the behaviours and mindsets regarding women who work in the transportation sector, creating safe spaces for all women and girls who travel.

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