Restoring Sight to the Blind in Africa

By | Zambia | 3 Comments
Imagine yourself in this scenario: you’re a farmer in a rural area in Africa, far removed from convenience or technology. You have a family, which includes your own children as well as orphaned nieces and nephews that you’ve taken into your care. You support your dependents through the meager crops that grow on a small, dry path of land. Each day involves the same schedule: waking up early, working the ground, maintaining a few livestock, eating, and going to sleep. An exciting day might be a 4-hour trip on foot or bicycle into the local market to sell your crops or to buy additional food. You cannot afford to get sick or take a day off; if you don’t work every day, your family will starve. Your family subsists entirely on a couple dollars each day.

Now take that scenario and include one additional detail: you’re slowly going blind due to cataracts. This is the plight of many people throughout southern Africa. Read More

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Ten Favorite World Cities

By | Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Hungary, Israel / Palestine, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States | No Comments
Often times people ask us about our most favorite cities that we’ve visited. Believe it or not, coming up with only ten is much more difficult that you might think. Generally I answer by creating a diversified list that combines culture, excitement, variety, charm, and budget, but the reality is that a list of top ten world cities is all those things and so much more. I guess if I had to justify my choices by putting my finger on just one thing, I would say that there is something in the way each city makes us feel. While the beauty or charm of these cities may be up for debate, each of them has found a special place in our hearts. Read More

Venturing Out Of Tunis

By | Tunisia, World Heritage Sites | No Comments

Tunis is one of our favorite cities.  We love spending hours wandering around the compact medina.  The authentic shops, the ancient Islamic architecture, the Turkish baths, the French influence, the smell of jasmine in the air, and the continental-style cafés and restaurants all blend together to form a rich experience for all five senses.  But there’s more to Tunisia than Tunis.  Here are six worthwhile destinations for venturing out of Tunis. Read More