South Africa is tame Africa, but just barely. Around the homes the bush still pushes in. There is an ancient rhythm to this land. The sand is white and soft like confection sugar and as my kids play in it they come out looking like dusted sugar cookies. There is...

  New Zealand I’ve fallen for you. Literally. I’ve jumped off a bridge, falling forward to reach you as earth races up at me. All that momentum pushed into my fingertips reminded me of the near touching hands of Adam and God in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Fresco. My finger stretched out...

Germany is a big culture with a rough history. From the division of Berlin to different wars. This has made them a strong people with a place and home that they've struggled to find. I feel they know who they are as a culture. They are orderly and they never...

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