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Baby Elephants in Nairobi

Baby Elephants in Nairobi

In Nairobi National Park, we stumbled upon the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and met some adorable baby elephants. The organization is dedicated to the rehabilitation of young orphaned, or injured elephants.   If you want to learn more about the organization, click here. If you just want cute pictures of baby elephants, keep on reading…     […]

Thoughts on tea, minorities, and family

Thoughts on tea, minorities, and family – from the BC wilderness

As a child, I often sat at my grandma’s kitchen table drinking her rosehip tea, and eating warm, fresh bannock and dried moose meat.  She would pick rosehips from the local area, which was along Moberly Lake, BC, in the territory of the Saulteau First Nation and the West Moberly First Nation. The rosehips would […]

The Plight of the Tea Farmer

The Plight of the Tea Farmer

  “Plight” – a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.   The situation for the Kenyan tea farmer is not a pleasant one. Because of the current system, and reasons beyond the farmers’ control, many things have gone unchanged since colonial days.   Let’s discuss.   Most tea farmers only own 1 or 2 acres of […]

The Chai Wallah’s Gift

“Chaiiii! Chaiiii! Garam chaiiii!” The loud, nasal cry winds its way through India’s trains early in the morning. Travelers stretch their cramped and jolted bodies and rustle through their pockets for change. The chai wallah arrives with his silver urn and little paper cups. He pours a cup of steaming, milky black tea in exchange […]