Posts by Rylei


That Time I Got Typhoid in Africa

That Time I Got Typhoid in Africa


Posted By on Jan 17, 2017

Last updated: 01/17/17I woke on our last night on Zanzibar to the sound of retching and found my travel buddy sweaty and miserable on the bathroom floor. With the certainty you get from hours of gaining your medical degree off of Google, she announced she’d got too much sun and not enough water the previous afternoon. My superior degree from WebMD had me putting forth a diagnosis of food poisoning; and in the morning, our more...

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Last updated: 12/21/16The van came for us at 5:30am. Our group of seven piled into the van, alternating between giddy and exhausted every few seconds. I had brought a pillow to sleep through the two hour drive in the Ugandan countryside but quickly realized that wasn’t possible as we cruised along a dirt road through the mountains. They call it an African massage. I call it why are there no seat belts?! Even if the bumps...

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A Visit to A Malawian Witch Doctor

A Visit to A Malawian Witch Doctor


Posted By on Dec 21, 2016

Last updated: 12/21/16Visiting a witch doctor was never on my list when I set off for Africa. I am a highly skeptical person in general and distrustful of all religions, conventional or otherwise. Yet time and again I find myself giving into whimsy and trying my hand at tarot cards or fortune tellers. So far, I’ve gotten the same future prediction for both: married with three kids, two boys and a girl. Not a bad outlook, if only...

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Last updated: 12/12/16Geographically, Zimbabwe and Zambia share a border that runs through Victoria Falls. Theoretically, every adventure activity (or even any activity in general) that you can do in Zambia you can do in Zimbabwe. Generally speaking, it tends to be quite a bit cheaper to do the activities on the Zimbabwean side due to their less economically stable currency. However, there is one notable exception: Devil’s Pool. You...

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Last updated: 12/12/16I’ve always wanted to have that feeling of being like a bird; soaring high above the world in a quiet suspended state of wonder. Thus, my bucket list for this trip had a lot of bird-like experiences: Skydiving, paragliding, parasailing, hang gliding.. you get the drift. One I hadn’t ever considered, because I had never heard of before, was experiencing the feeling from a microlight. If you...

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