Please enjoy this week’s variety of guest posts I’ve arranged for you while Kurt and I take our first trip to Cape Town. I’m really excited for today’s post. I’ve been planning to post this ever since I met a remarkable man at the gym, Wernher Hartzenberg. I didn’t know his name yet. I only … More Conquering Africa: the ’59 way (by Wernher Hartzenberg)
This last guest post during my vacation week is from a young woman who runs a website titled Endangered Living. I recently came across this while reading various Africa posts while procrastinating packing for our trip. I was shocked and upset when I read her post, and I think you should read it to. The … More Chocolate Dipped Death (by Sarah Bell)
Marla’s note: These two crazy friends of mine have an awesome blog titled Survival is Relative. Since they didn’t put a title with this post they submitted to help out while I’m away, I gave it the same title as their blog, since that’s such an awesome title anyway. (Did I mention that it’s awesome?) … More Survival is Relative (by Amanda and Leslie)
I was trolling Africa blogs recently, and was struck by this stunning photo of a woman on a bike: I had to go read more. I was smitten with the photos and story behind Ubuntu Bikes, as well as my new blogging friend, Lolla Wallace of Cape Town, South Africa. Please follow the link to … More Ubuntu Bikes (by Lolla Wallace)
By Kayla (Keyla? Keila? Teila? Kebar?) Washko Identity seems to become more fluid when you live abroad. The exact moment that you begin to change is hard to pinpoint—perhaps it’s when you learn to barter at the local market, or finally decide to face your fear and go bungee jumping or white water rafting … More The Moment You Become a Different Person Abroad
Hello everyone. My name is Jeff, Marla’s older, and only, brother. I wanted to help out with my sister’s dilemma of not having enough hours in her days to get all of the things ready for her move to R.S.A. and still fill some blog spots for those of us who “need to get a … More Only “A Few Years”: A Goodbye Post
The blog name is Traveling Marla right? So I’ll stick to the theme, see, I promised Marla I wouldn’t get her blog closed by picking touchy subjects like public exposure. (I had a great post about public exposure.) Anyhow, I’m gonna tell you about my last trip to Turkey, lovely country. It was a little … More Drinking Like the Trophy Wife of an Oil Tycoon
Hello, Traveling Marla readers! Marla asked her guest posters to take over her blog and make it ours. But truthfully, if I had control over Marla’s blog, I wouldn’t change a thing. Let’s be honest here: really only Marla can write her blog, because it is such a lovely reflection of the unique person she … More The Joys of the Unpublished Writer: Figuring it All Out
By Ned Hickson/Ned’s Blog/Siuslaw News Our family loves to go camping. In fact, we make sure to get out and pitch our tent — without fail — once a year. Traditionally, this takes place during the busy Memorial Day Weekend so that as many people as possible can witness a 46-year-old man being attacked by … More If a man is attacked by his tent in the forest, should he make a sound?
The Fourth of July. 2010. It was mid-afternoon, so the streets weren’t super jammed yet, but they would be soon. I was doing a couple things around my apartment, just cleaning up, and I grabbed the full bag of garbage in my hands to take it out to the back alley. I slipped on my … More Turtle Fear and the Reluctant Animal Rescue
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