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Hey, I'm Sydney. I'm a 22 year old art director hailing from Birmingham, Alabama with a weird knack for cheap flights. I'm on a mission to travel deeper not wider. Join me on my adventures!


itinerary of summer

itinerary of summer

a lot of people have been asking about where exactly i'll be wandering off to. 

the short answer is india, morocco, and zimbabwe. 

the long answer is delhi, india ( 3 weeks); rabat, morocco (4 weeks); and victoria falls, zimbabwe (3 weeks) and wherever else my curiosity leads me to.

i'm also trying to organize a week in italy and greece, and i'd like to finish with a week in south africa. i'm planning on taking weekend trips to neighboring countries. in some places, there's a fair chance i might. in others, my visas are single-entry only, so my explorations must stay within country borders.

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and my purpose of travel?

the short answer- it's a simple mix of rabid curiosity and the desire to exist prioritizing others above myself.

the long answer- it varies. 

i'll be teaching english in delhi's slums. people in india oftentimes cannot get jobs without basic knowledge of english. poverty is a cycle- people in the slums do not have access to educational resources, which prevents them from getting a job, thus prolonging their poverty. 

in rabat, i'll be working in a childcare center. during my time in morocco, the country will be celebrating the muslim holiday of ramadan. essentially, it is a monthlong period of prayer, fasting, charity, and introspection. out of respect, i will also be fasting. when i'm not working in the childcare center, i will be assisting with the radamdan festivities. the combination of fasting and the 120 degree temperatures makes this a breeding ground for fainting, dehydration, and other minor health problems. truth be told, i'm slightly freaking out about how my body will handle such conditions- but what a cool cultural experience to have the opportunity to partake in.

in victoria falls, i'm going to be living and working in a big 5 wildlife reserve. aka i'll be in a 'safari camp' that houses africa's five big wildlife species: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. we'll be doing conservation management and anti-poaching work- this particular site is the intensive protection zone for the critically endangered black rhino. (eek!)

 

T-MINUS 13 DAYS, EVERYONE. THE ADVENTURES ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN... 

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Who / where

Who / where

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birmingham blues