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Through Kitengela’s looking glass

Hanging chandelier made from eyeglass lenses. From a Flickr set by Ruth Terry. Located just outside Nairobi, Kenya, a visit to Kitengela Glass is like falling down the rabbit hole to another world. Artists repurpose unused glass from construction sites and

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Back to Africa: A Trip Down Memory Lane

I recently started a physical scrapbook of my journey through Africa and I thought I’d do a virtual scrapbook of sorts here. Over the next few weeks look out for “Back to Africa” stories—remixes of some of my favorite posts

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Phoneless, Phoneless (Moonlight Sleeping on a Midnight Lake)

When wi-fi, 3G and/or USB modems were MIA in Africa, I used my iPhone as a personal hotspot to keep up with our blog—and ran up a $2,900 bill in the process. Miraculously, in an unprecedented and random act of kindness, AT&T waived

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The Mean Streets of Yaoundé

The Mean Streets of Yaoundé, a Flickr set by Ruth Terry. Traffic jams, construction sites, gutters, markets and a beautiful view from the Hilton rooftop. I especially love these odd Klingon-like ministry buildings.

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Iced Espresso!

Iced Espresso!, a photo by Ruth Terry on Flickr. Via Flickr: This is the first good, made-to-order coffee drink I’ve had since I got to Africa. Huzzah!

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The Journey Begins…

We’re at T-3 hours, and I still have to straighten my hair, do some laundry, pick up adapters and print all my travel info. It’s just like the Amazing Race! Thanks to everyone for getting me the info I needed,

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