Building walls, taking down prejudice: a story about a market in between two countries
When you think about what you see on the news related to the relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by tons of unfriendly headlines. -Deportations -Product bans -Regulations that for many could be quite questionable -Conspiracy theories about an invasion (SMH) and the list goes on… But, is that [...]Latin America
Is It Safe To Travel Around Africa?
This simple question has followed me around for the past two months, like a clueless but persistent puppy. Everyone from family members to people I’ve just met seem to want to know the answer. There’s no malice in their queries – just genuine curiosity mixed with fear of the unknown. Having been to Africa several [...]East & Southern Africa
Green in the Sand
It is 9 AM, and we are driving through vast terrain of Bombodé. Everything looks dry, the ground is just sand, but every 20 minutes we are passing by a small farm, fenced by some trunks of dead trees. The only question that is coming into my mind is: “how do these people feed their [...]West & Central Africa
First 1,000 Days
I cannot understand the love a mother must have for their child. Recently a close friend of mine had a baby and told me that she has never loved anyone the same way she loves her son, a bond that she cannot put into words. From the perspective of a daughter, my mother is my [...]Asia