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The Queens pyramids, which were a fraction of the size of the pharaohs pyramid, but I guess this was better than an honorable mention

The Pyramids of Giza

To say that the pyramids are impressive feels like the understatement of the century. To say that they are larger than they look in pictures doesn’t begin to cover the scope of the sheer amount of space covered by a single pyramid. To say that I was overwhelmed by what I saw doesn’t capture what it really […]

You can see all that remains of the limestone cap at the top of this pyramid.

Egypt At Last…

“The people and the cultures of what is known as Africa are older than the  word ‘Africa.’ According to most records, old and new, Africans are the oldest  people on the face of the earth. The people now called Africans not only influenced the Greeks and the Romans, they influenced the early world before there […]

RZ of Baconfest Fame (left) and KA of Swang Hair Magazine (Right)

Bringing Travel Home: Ghanaian Red Red

One of my favorite parts of traveling is souvenir shopping, and Ghana didn’t disappoint. I bought home enough stuff to give much of it away and still have enough pieces for each and every room of my place. But one of my favorite finds was something that I make… Anyone who knows me knows that […]

Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle (Ghana)

It is incomprehensible for me to imagine that at one point the color of my skin was the only criteria used to determine my future. If I were writing this 200 years ago I would be chattel, little more than a beast of burden; I can’t even imagine. I have visited various sites in North America […]

Dinner with my new friends

The Homecoming (Ghana)

I am an American, but in a way I felt that going to Africa was like a return home. Anyone who can trace any part of their ancestry to the North American slave trade came from some part of Africa, and since West Africa was the most accessible that is where the majority of slaves were […]

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