2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 740 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

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“Africa Time”

I came across this blog post that reminded me about the difference between western ways of organizing a day as compared to other places around the world (in this case, Morocco). In my travels through Kenya, Rwanda, and Egypt, I was introduced to the concept of “Africa Time.” I think this post sums it up nicely.

That little Arabic phrase contains the kind of frankness about mortality and fragility and misfortune that we Americans eschew. It recognizes the open-ended window that is tomorrow, the absurdity of today, the debts we owe for yesterday. It acknowledges how very small we are. As far as I’m concerned, insha’allah is the bravest phrase in any language.

Read more here.

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Iceland 2014

I am currently planning a trip to Iceland for July of this year, and I am already really excited! I’m thinking of doing a road trip around the country, as there is one highway that does a loop around the island. These videos that I found on Vimeo have been more than motivating to get there as fast as I can!

I know more people than I thought who have been to Iceland before, and all have been gracious enough to share travel tips and recommendations. I’m really excited to do the “Inside the Volcano” tour and will probably invest in a wide landscape lens for the trip. I am especially excited to make a trip video – a road trip, geothermal pools, and the Icelandic landscape will all make for incredible scenes!

Have any of you been to Iceland before? What are some of your must-sees or must-dos?

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