Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kelly Jenson- Smiles

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Gwen- A Little Dirty

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, … Continue reading

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Taryn – Clothing

I find Levi-Strauss’ quote “the first thing we see as we travel round the world is our own filth, thrown into the face of mankind” true as we came to Rwanda with immediate looks from the locals confused for why … Continue reading

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Allison – A Lesson in Mindfulness

“But more significantly, we carry values and beliefs and news to the places we go, and in many parts of the world, we become walking video screens and living newspapers and daily channels that can take people out of the … Continue reading

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Gwen – For My Madre (by this I mean Betty Willis)

The last reading we had for our travel writing class was entitled Test Day by Frank Bures. Bures spent a year as a secondary school teacher in a village in northern Tanzania. The three-page piece focuses on the first English … Continue reading

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Emily – Borrowed Words

I’ve fallen into a new routine. Every night, I take my malaria pill, brush my teeth, then sit on my bed and stare blankly at the empty pages of my journal, trying to figure out how to write about Rwanda. … Continue reading

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