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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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