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An apology

I touched the Indian Ocean for the first time today. I am farther away from home than I’ve ever been, for longer than I’ve ever been away from home. I feel guilty for saying that, because the people closest to … Continue reading

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Two phrases said to me today: “It must be pretty boring to live somewhere as developed as America.” “You’re very special for having come back to South Africa instead of going to another country you’d never been to before.” These … Continue reading

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sawubona, Geluksburg

Live weather update from the African bush — it is RAINING. This is absurd. It’s the dry season. The morning was beautiful, but now we’re all confined inside the farmhouse drinking rooibos around the fire.. Life can get rough sometimes. … Continue reading

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a post from my tent in Glen Afric

SO, Week 1 in South Africa is coming to a close. I’d like to say that I can’t believe it’s already been a week, but to be honest, this has been one of the slowest weeks I’ve had in awhile. … Continue reading

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A brief introduction — 

My name is Natasha, I’m a rising junior at Brown University concentrating in Development Studies, and I’m spending the next ten weeks in South Africa. I spent a month there last summer and fell in love with it, particularly with … Continue reading

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