Day 3, Part 2: Back to Soweto

I had an additional, entirely noteworthy food experience yesterday. But first, a quick moment to reflect back on Soweto. During our afternoon in Soweto, we learned about a black South African boy named Hector Pieterson. He was shot and killed by police when he was 12 years old. He was murdered in his home town … Continue reading Day 3, Part 2: Back to Soweto

Day 1: Arrival, jetlag trivia and thanks

I'd like to start by saying THANK YOU to every single person who donated to my fundraiser. You made this throbbing head and achy body possible! I kid. Seriously, thank you for believing in my goals for this trip and for supporting me in this way. You are what literally got me here. I know … Continue reading Day 1: Arrival, jetlag trivia and thanks

The American slinky and Spanish Pesetas

I’ve always had a knack for absorbing useless information. What I find fascinating very often does not, to my dismay, draw large audiences.  When I share, a common reaction is the bitingly sarcastic expression, complete with eye rolls, “cool story, bro!” I’m that person at the checkout line of your local bookstore purchasing the book literally … Continue reading The American slinky and Spanish Pesetas