Welcome to Lagos!

For the following post, I shan’t name any names when it comes to the airline itself (cough, cough, Arik Airlines! Cough) but lets just say, the adventure didn’t end after check in at the airport. It wasn’t a full flight, which is always great. I set myself off, dozed off during take off, and was […]

The Reluctant Blogger Returns! Again!

I know, I know, I say the same thing every time I disappear. I think I need to stop apologizing and just get to it: its been that kind of a year. So there was Congo, then 4 months in Cuba (which, by the way, the US State Department doesn’t allow me to blog about […]

Congo Update:

So just to let you know that I was wrong about everything. Every last thing on my list ala #New Year, New You. Everything except the lack of enough veggies…though it’s not as bad as I imagined. Oh and also I’m fighting a cold but not due to over-ACing. Also, I’m having technical difficulties with […]

Casablanca/In the Moment

Talk about blowing my mind! What a beautiful and quaint city that was.  I had a 12 hour layover on my way to Brazzaville, so my colleague and I decided to get a cab and go see the city a little. We didn’t see very much, but it was perfect for a quick trip. A […]

New Year, New You! (well in this case, new me…)

  So I’m writing from my corner of the Royal Maroc Airline on my way to Tazama African Women’s Film Festival in Congo Brazzaville (not to be confused with the more commonly known and referred to, Congo Kinshasa, the country previously known as Zaire.) This is my first time travelling to the heart of Africa and I […]

The Closing Ceremony

The word “Spectacle” was made for this reason: in order to describe the closing ceremony. Growing up in Kenya, the only time there would be this level of pomp and circumstance is in celebration of political heroes during a national holiday where the president is going to show up. But for a group of artists? […]

March 1, 2013

It’s hard to explain where all the time has gone or what it’s been like here. It’s such a dusty little town with the most amazing architecture and buildings and movie theatres and all this…its really quite incredible. It’s as though there isn’t anything new in the entire town…I wonder if Cuba will be like […]

Burkina Oui! (Feb. 23rd, 2013)

What an amazing place this is! Its hard to put into words what this experience is like but I’ll try where I can and leave out what I can’t. Listen, I know there’s plenty of corruption, I know most of the money isn’t being spent in the way that it should be and that there […]