Travel Blogs from Thomasville
... end of this experience for 10 days in Spain, but he won't have time to accompany me to travel in Equatorial Guinea.
-The organization that I wanted to work with in Equatorial Guinea didn't respond to my communications for months.
- I was unable to plan ahead for any travel in Equatorial Guinea outside of the capital city, Malabo. The country is a nominal democracy, but very tightly controlled. When I arrive I ...
... on my own in Malabo to immerse myself in the linguistic and cultural practices of local Equatoguineans. During these two weeks I will seek an internship with an organization called "The Ladybug Project" which organizes on the ground experiences for students and volunteers. They will place me in a volunteer position with the local community. Their placement includes housing and transportation to and from the airport.
After spending a few weeks working within ...
... by my coworker Stacy Calfo.
Spanish Immersion "Off the Beaten Path"
Posted 11/19/2013 02:24PM
School Spanish teacher Morgan Sharp was chosen as the recipient of the
2014 Brooks Sabbatical. She will spend her summer in Equatorial Guinea
immersing herself in the cultural and linguistic practices of this small
Spanish speaking nation.
"Equatorial Guinea is counted amongst the Spanish ...
... 15 miles left we were all dragging pretty hard; it was so hot and we were so tired. We'd been passing quite a few ponds and when we came up to another one I asked her what she thought and she said she was game. So all three of us pulled off the road, parked our bikes, undressed slightly (we were still in bras and shorts) and dove on in. The water felt absolutely fantastic. It was so wildly refreshing, I felt immediately rejuvenated. After about five minutes of swimming a woman came ...
... and Sam, two of our leaders, and their cheery selves and some good conversation made me feel much better, more alive and awake. We stopped to play on some hay bales before cruising into lunch around mile 40. By this time, I felt a lot better. I made another stop with Taylor, Annie, Lorraine, and Kim (an alumna) for a bathroom break and some scratch ...