Awkward Anthropology: First Impressions of Kampala

I arrived in Uganda one week ago today, but I've been so busy that it feels like I've been here much longer. Since landing in Kampala last Sunday night, I've been oriented on Ugandan culture and street safety, eaten the delicious local cuisine, and enjoyed great conversation with new friends. My journey to Kampala took …

Looking Back: My Dinner with Mo

One of the highlights of our time in Tanzania was the opportunity to have dinner with the youngest billionaire in Africa, Mohammed Dewji. A graduate of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Mr. Dewji (or Mo, as he asked to be called) transformed his father's company into a $1.3 billion conglomerate with interests in manufacturing, …

Looking Back: Zanzibar

So I'm back in the States, with a borrowed computer and a broken phone to hold me through til my paychecks start coming in. Tanzania was an incredible experience, full of kind people, beautiful landscapes, and incredible wildlife. Here's a run-down of one of my favorite parts of the trip: our June visit to the …

A Room With a View (of the Indian Ocean)

I arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, just over two weeks ago, and until Saturday, it felt like I hadn't had a moment to rest. Between taking four hours of Swahili classes at the University of Dar es Salaam every morning, interning with the Environment Media Agenda every afternoon, and spending a few hours on …