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Lauren Levine
San Francisco, CA USA
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With a population of just over 25 million, Nepal is statistically less intense than its heavily crowded neighbor, India. But that’s just math. A year ago, the entire royal family was brutally slaughtered in their own palace, a shock that the nation is still trying... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at LL / Travel Journals
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India can be an absolutely overwhelming place for some visitors. With more than a billion people, 18 languages and 6 major religions, it’s hard not to feel thrust in the middle of utter chaos the moment you step off the airplane. I should know. It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at LL / Travel Journals
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Paul Theroux once said that traveling is only glamorous in retrospect. Should this hold true, then perhaps one day my memories of Madagascar will weave themselves into an exotic tapestry of colorful anecdotes to dazzle myself with when life seems dull. Mmm. Madagascar. How shall... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at LL / Travel Journals
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Departing the warm, toasty weather of East Africa and shifting into the opposite hemisphere, I arrive in South Africa in the dead of winter- one of the coldest they’ve had in years! I check into “The Backpack”, the hostel I stayed at six years ago;... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at LL / Travel Journals
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It was barely 8 a.m., and the East African sun was already beating down on the tops of our heads as we walked single file through the yam fields of Rwanda. I couldn’t help but stare intently at the machine gun in front of me,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at LL / Travel Journals
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In Ghana, every meeting begins and ends prayer-- to Christ. This can be a little awkward for any visitor, but especially if you are Jewish. One morning at the office, we all went outside to bless the new pick-up truck our organization had acquired. Everybody... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at LL / Travel Journals
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I arrive to the town of Ho, the capital of the Volta Region, with my jaw hanging wide open. I’m definitely not in the city anymore, and the stark difference between Accra and Ho is nothing short of mind blowing. Instead, I find myself in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2010 at LL / Travel Journals
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Dec 26, 2009