Sahara, Part II: A Nomadic Amazigh Family on the Return Home

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The final leg of my Sahara trip consists mostly of lengthy driving. We stop briefly, however, to speak with a nomadic Amazigh family. Continue reading Sahara, Part II: A Nomadic Amazigh Family on the Return Home

Sahara, Part I: “Camping” in the Desert

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I have never been tent-camping because I have been firmly sure I would hate it. The most I have compromised with the wild has been to live in camp cabins—dirty, bedbug-infested and filled with the stench of hundreds of past residents in the middle of the woods. I’m sure that, on those trips, mosquitoes deliberately targeted me. Continue reading Sahara, Part I: “Camping” in the Desert

Treading Through Rabat in Worn Sneakers

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The term “third world country” initially described countries affiliated with neither the United States nor the Soviet Union during the Cold War. “Second world countries” allied with the Soviets and “first world countries” allied with the U.S. For this reason, the term “second world” has today gone out of use, while the “third world”—which consisted of mostly poor countries during the era—has been conflated on a worldwide basis to describe less economically and politically strong countries. Continue reading Treading Through Rabat in Worn Sneakers

Wanderlust to the Middle East with Me!

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On the Origins of International Traveling…

About a year ago, I decided to apply to the University of Mississippi on a whim, knowing it had a decent International Studies program and that I could receive an ample scholarship. As a New Jersey native, this was quite the surprise to most of my teachers and friends (and the relatively little family I have in the U.S.)–-northern students rarely venture South, particularly not if they are liberal-leaning, and especially not to the deep South. Continue reading Wanderlust to the Middle East with Me!