Thank you David Bonderman!

Because of Mr. Bonderman's generosity, I have been given the opportunity to travel the world and learn about culture. As a Bonderman Travel Fellow I plan on traveling through Western and Eastern Europe, East Africa, Northern India and Southeast Asia. I am excited to experience new and amazing things that will better enable me to empower and inspire the next generation of young students.

ALSO!!! If you are interested in following the nasty development of my beard and can follow it at

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gettin Immune..

I just scheduled an appointment with the UW Hall Health Travel clinic to get my immunizations! They asked me for a list of countries I may visit and this is what I said (I definitely said as many countries as I could, just in case)

EUROPE (lots of them) Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India, Pakistan??? :), Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan

I'm leaving my options open...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

I'm currently on the search for a reliable camera that I can take with me on my "yearish-long" exploration. I'm incredibly inexperienced when it comes to photography, so I'm looking for a camera that takes HIGH quality photos, but isn't anything like an SLR (where I actually need to know what I'm doing).

I've narrowed down the selection pool to basically 3 different cameras (I've ranked them according to how much I like them)

1. Canon Powershot G11

2. Canon Powershot S90

3. Panasonic Lumix DMX ZS7

This is a serious decision... who will be my companion for 8+ months?