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Kampala, Rafting, and an awesome start to 2010

UGANDA | Fri, 1 Jan 2010 | By christina_wallace | Views [806]

Hey peeps.  Sorry I've been offline for a few days, but boy do I have stories!  Last I wrote I was about to meet up with Paul to explore Kampala.  Explore we did, taking matatus (minibuses packed to the brim) around town, hitting up a Hindu temple ... Read more >

Tags: jinja, kampala, new years eve, rafting, travel friends, uganda

Making friends while travelling

UGANDA | Wed, 30 Dec 2009 | By christina_wallace | Views [764]

I have had the wonderful fortune of meeting fabulous people on this trip through East Africa.  Some of them have been fellow travelers like Ian in Mombasa, Jess and Wen-Li in Zanzibar, and a Georgetown MBA grad working in SF named Christine on my flight ... Read more >

Tags: bus, hbs, hostels, rwanda, travel friends, uganda

Adventures in Rwanda!

RWANDA | Sun, 27 Dec 2009 | By christina_wallace | Views [728]

Hello, dear readers!   I’m posting this on Monday though I wrote it Sunday night.   So bear with me on the time difference…   Last I wrote I had just arrived in Kigali after a harrying travel day last Friday.   So much has happened since! ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, kigali, mud, rwanda, travel friends, volcan national parc

Traveling in East Africa: a primer

RWANDA | Sat, 26 Dec 2009 | By christina_wallace | Views [743]

When I starting thinking about taking this trip I wondered how much planning I should do ahead of time and how much I could just figure out as I went.   When I backpacked through Europe it was during the high season, and I had to make reservations ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, crazy airport stories, kigali, rwanda, tanzania, travel friends

Spice tours and rainstorms

TANZANIA | Tue, 22 Dec 2009 | By christina_wallace | Views [610]

Today I woke up bright and early and went on a spice tour, a six hour adventure through the spice plantations further inland.   There were maybe ten of us, including two American girls who just graduated undergrad from Princeton and were both working ... Read more >

Tags: spice tour, stone town, tanzania, travel friends, zanzibar

The Best. Day. Ever. (For serious.)

TANZANIA | Mon, 21 Dec 2009 | By christina_wallace | Views [890]

I just had the best travel day of my backpacking career, and it was seriously amazing.   And thing is, it totally was supposed to be a crap day, slogging from one town to the next, dealing with overland border crossings, sweating my winter weight ... Read more >

Tags: bus, highlight, mombasa, pemba, planes, tanga, travel friends, zanzibar

Fort Jesus, the Old Town, and the sweltering heat

KENYA | Sun, 20 Dec 2009 | By christina_wallace | Views [1810]

Let me tell you: a bed is a magnificent thing.  A bed with a fan after a long, luxurious shower? Even better.  Despite fears I might not fall asleep, I had no such problems last night.  I slept a solid 8 hours with no interruptions and awoke feeling ... Read more >

Tags: hot hot hot, kenya, mombasa, swahili, travel friends

The longest (and most awesome) way to get to Mombasa

KENYA | Sat, 19 Dec 2009 | By christina_wallace | Views [944]

Hello, dear readers!  I am writing from my hotel room in Mombasa, a lovely, air-conditioned closet of a room with the most wonderful, fulfilling, amazing shower on the planet.  But I am getting ahead of myself. Last I wrote, I was schvitzing in a ... Read more >

Tags: indian food, mombasa, nairobi, stinky, trains, travel friends

Montezuma and Liberia

COSTA RICA | Wed, 11 Jun 2008 | By christina_wallace | Views [761]

Sorry it´s been so long since I´ve posted! Monday morning bright and early Chris, Megan, and I began the bus-ferry-bus journey to get us to Montezuma, a sleepy little beach town in the Nicoya penninsula. The weather was lovely leaving Monteverde, and ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, montezuma, travel friends

A low-key night at the Pension Santa Elena

COSTA RICA | Fri, 6 Jun 2008 | By christina_wallace | Views [418]

So we finished up at Arenal with great success: the morning at the waterfall in La Fortuna (definitely check out those pictures) and the evening at the volcano. It was cloudy but this time we went with a local guide named Mr. Lava Lava, highly recommended ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, monteverde, travel friends


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