In an effort of pursuing my environmental studies capstone project, I found myself helping to build high tunnel greenhouses last Sunday afternoon on Ed Perkin's farm in New Marshfield, Oh. I even made a few new human and dog friends while I was there. When I arrived at Ohio University to pursue my visual communication … Continue reading Trying New Things with New People on Ed’s Farm
My time abroad has come to an end. Memories were made, experiences were gained, goodbyes were said, a little hysterical crying happened toward the end. Then I stepped on to a plane and began my 30 hour journey back home. Here's a few last rambling thoughts and reflections on my experience along with a random assortment of remaining photos of … Continue reading Farewell South Africa
If you're worried about the financial aspect of studying abroad anywhere in the world, I can gladly offer you a little advice on getting around this seemingly impossible obstacle. I am indeed aware that money does not grow on trees no matter how much I would like to believe this, so I was at first very … Continue reading Don’t Let Money Hold You Back!
As my semester at Stellenbosch University came to a close and I finished my last few exams and essays, Elie and I rewarded ourselves with one last adventure across Southern Africa. We began our journey here in Cape Town and traveled through Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique by plane, foot, a few questionable vehicles, and even by … Continue reading Just Two Girls on an Adventure Across Southern Africa
One lovely Monday afternoon, a few friends and I took advantage of a free day and traveled to the beautiful Kommetjie Beach just outside of Cape Town. Upon arrival, we found that the beach was full of only surfers and dogs. The beach is a popular surfing location, and the pets are brought along to … Continue reading We Found Heaven, and it’s Full of Dogs
During this past holiday weekend, a few friends and I hiked to the top of Lion's Head to watch the sunset. We began our hike in town, and the walk to the beginning of the trail actually took longer than the hike up the mountain. Aside from nearly having to run up to catch the … Continue reading Hiking Lion’s Head
Classes are slowly coming to an end in the next few weeks in Stellenbosch as the month of April is flying by between all of the work for class and all of the exciting things I continue to do here. Over a week of this month was spent on spring holiday during which Adrienne and … Continue reading Spring Holiday on the Garden Route
My group spent our first week in South Africa living in Lynedoch ecovillage, just outside of Stellenbosch. During this week, we learned about the mission and efforts behind the village as well as the sustainable construction of all of the homes and other buildings. The village began with the previous owner's creation of a hotel, … Continue reading Living in the Ecovillage