A Man, a plan, a (ear) canal, India

On my third day in Delhi an odd but harmless man “professionally” cleaned my ears despite my best protests.

“Your ears are very dirty, sir,” he began. “Let me have a quick look.” I didn’t doubt his assessment, though in my partial shock from his very specific and direct aural interests I didn’t take him very seriously. Within a split-second he placed a tuft of cotton on a metal q-tip and plunged it into my ear canal.

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Morocco Revisited

For a second time I was fortunate to work with Rustic Pathways’ Advanced Photo Workshop in Morocco, this time teaching a group of 32 high school students from Hong Kong International School. It was also great reuniting with my Moroccan friends from last summer to lead the trip and get the opportunity to work and teach […]

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Morocco: A Visual Feast

Casablanca’s humid ocean breeze mixes sounds of motorbikes, car horns and call to prayer that provides a suitable soundtrack for reflection.

For the past month I’ve been working as the Photo Instructor for Rustic Pathways’ Advanced Photography Workshop in Morocco. I taught photography to a small handful of incredibly thoughtful and motivated high school students with the help of a crew of indispensable Moroccans who guided us around their beautiful country. The trip itself was a fast-paced tour that had us cruising across a large portion of the country to see many of Morocco’s famous sights.

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Final Day

Today is my last day in Ghana. As we shuttled the last group of students out of the Accra airport last night I tried to think about what I would write here. I wanted to write something smart and profound. Ideally I would be able to sum up just under two months of experiences in […]

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Ghana Week 5

Finishing up my fifth week here and about to embark on my third and final trip with students. It wasn’t until a couple days ago where I felt like I blended in walking around the streets. Being at the front of a dozen loud kids is an easy way to stand out in Ghana, but while in […]

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Hot Cold Ghana Light

Approaching the tail end of leading the first program and completing my first loop of two around Ghana. Made it to Cape Coast today—a pretty visually fascinating city with lots of color, narrow streets and different architecture from the rest of the places I’ve stayed in Ghana thus far. Has a lot of visual similarities to […]

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Mole National Park Safari (and more)

There really isn’t a way to describe walking among a herd of wild elephants without sounding pretentious. But I’ll try anyways. Yesterday the group went on two safaris—one walking, the other riding on the roof of a safari jeep. Both were incredible. I kept remarking to the students to appreciate how many different animals we […]

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Ghana Week 2

Second week in Ghana. Spent a few days in Bolgatanga, which is in the Northern region. Had the opportunity to meet local tribal elders before climbing their sacred hills…we also stopped in some local markets to pick up fabric to make traditional Ghanian clothing. We head to Mole National Park tomorrow morning for a safari.

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