Victoria Falls Adventure, days 6-7

After a breakfast of bread, peanut butter, and coffee, I met “John,” one of the staff at Adventure Lodge for a trip to the bank to reverse the accidental duplicate charge on my credit card. While waiting, I began reading Zambezi: the first solo journey across Africa’s mighty river, by Mike Boon on my phone’s…

Victoria Falls Adventure – day 5

Over a year ago, before I moved to Tanzania, my brother and I were browsing YouTube and came across some “Zambezi Rafting Fails” highlight videos. After watching them, we decided that if I only did one thing during my stay in Africa, I needed to raft the Zambezi River. Today, I rafted the Zambezi River….

Victoria Falls Adventure – day 4

Just after breakfast, I set off for the fourth country in four days: Botswana. The Day Trip to Chobe National Park started with a bus ride to the Botswana border, where we split into two safari vehicles after getting our passports stamped. From the border, we drove to Chobe Safari Lodge, piled onto a large…

Victoria Falls Adventure, day 3

This (Sunday) morning, I ate breakfast at the hotel bar and made reservations for my activities here in Victoria Falls. There were so many choices–everything from helicopter rides over the Falls to cage diving with crocodiles in the Zambezi River. I settled on whitewater rafting, swimming in Devil’s Pool, a sunset cruise, the gorge swing,…

Victoria Falls Adventure, days 1-2

For the last several months, I have been planning a trip to Victoria Falls for the first week of Christmas break. Friday, that adventure began. It didn’t happen quite like I had planned. The plan was for myself and a friend to take the train from Dar es Salaam to the Zambia border, then to…

Job Fair

I am writing this from Mugg & Bean, a coffee shop in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mugg & Bean offers a “bottomless coffee” for 18 Rand, or about $1.50, which is a cup of coffee with unlimited refills. Starbucks, take note. This, my friends, is brilliant. If Mugg & Bean had free wifi and a power…

Book Review: Fur Elise, by Peggy Sue Wells

I recently read Fur Elise by a good friend of mine, Peggy Sue Wells. It was an enjoyable and fun read that kept me up far too late one night…but was worth it. Check it out! Below is the review I posted on Amazon: Fur Elise by Peggy Sue Wells is the gripping tale of a…