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Oribi Gorge and Braai


We were very excited to experience some of the South African culture during our first weekend here! On Saturday we took a 7km hike through the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. The gorge was carved by the Umzimkulwana River and is more »

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First visit to Murchison Hospital


  It is our second day. We are still recovering from jetlag but we are very excited to visit Murchison Hospital with the Johns Hopkins team. Murchison hospital is one of the satellite clinics that provides inpatient, outpatient medical and more »

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Arrival at Port Shepstone


We saw domestic cows and wild monkeys on our way to the B&B in Port Shepstone, South Africa. Zulu scholars arrived safe and sound.

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Logan Airport


We are just about to board. We are all here and ready to go on our South African adventure! Farewell, Zulu Scholars

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Zulu Scholars

Welcome to our Zulu Scholars 2013 site.  We will be leaving Boston on May 29th to go to Port Shepstone, South Africa.  I am the faculty member for this course  and welcome all of the readers of this blog to more »

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Braai Photo


One last photo from Swazi. Here we are with some of the Wellness Center staff at the braai (BBQ) we had with them last night, wearing their lovely gifts to us. These cloths with the King’s picture are worn by more »

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Back to work…

This is our final week in Swaziland, with that being said we have been trying to get as many things done as possible which has left us with not as much down time. Yesterday, Tuesday, our journey through Swaziland health more »

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Elusive Elephant


As Martha had mentioned in her post about our safari, just as we thought we weren’t going to see any more animals, we rounded a corner to see a huge elephant lumbering across a field. There was a request for more »

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Photos From Our South African Safari


While photographs can’t fully express the beauty of the landscapes or animals we saw while on safari, here are a few small glimpses into Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park. Enjoy!    

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South African Safari Weekend


Hello readers! We have returned from an amazing weekend in South Africa. Please forgive my heavy use of superlatives in this post as we saw all kinds of things that can only be described as awesome. After a challenging week more »

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