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Oct 14

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Nursing at Mayukwayukwa

Patients waiting to see us in the Out-Patient Department of one of the clinics With our students we worked in 4 different rural health centers around Mayukwayukwa. Almost all of them are staffed by members of the community who have minimal training in health care. The whole time we were there, we did not see […]

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May 10

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May 2010 – Globalization Canada Related

China in another oil sands deal – May 13, 2010 – CBC News No guarantees against major Canadian oil spill – May 13, 2010 – National Post UN chief critical of Canadian climate change policy – May 13, 2010 – National Post MPs adopt climate change legislation – May 6, 2010 – National Post ...

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Apr 10

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Why I Heart ZAMBIA

We have spent the last two weeks navigating our way through Zambia, and biking my way through has given me a whole new appreciation for this country. Although I have in the past driven all of the roads we have biked across, doing this trip has allowed me to see, hear and feel the heart […]

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Apr 10

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Oh The Places You’ll Go

I think our experience as a part of Tour D’Afrique has been described by my two friends who have a beautiful vernacular, and therefore I will try to describe the experience from a humorous standpoint. Firstly I would like to ask who thought I would be able to ride over 1000km in the African Sun??? […]

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Apr 10

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The Beginning

Sometimes I have to ask myself why I decide to do the things I do. In the months and weeks spent getting ready for this bike ride, I most certainly have had the ‘What was I thinking?!!” thought more than just a few times. Probably one of the main reasons for this thought is because […]

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Mar 10

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Bicycle Diaries

When I was a kid I enjoyed going for strolls around the block on my banana seated Strawberry Shortcake bike. It was a way for me to occupy my time and spend quality time with my friends and neighbours. Now that I am almost 25 years old the face of biking has changed for me…or […]

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Mar 10

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Thoughts from Mongu

This time around I have been in Mongu since February and have been continuing my training for the bike ride on the ground here. I am glad to have had some time to acclimatize…it is hot! Biking in Africa has been an experience. But I would not have expected anything less! From my time spent […]

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Mar 10

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The Story So Far

I was picked up from the airport by one of our good friends at Zambikes. As we were driving to their farm house we are passing many people on the road with bikes with loads of charcoal, chickens and dogs racing into the streets, and the craziest traffic. The entire time I was chatting away […]

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Mar 10

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My Zambian Experience So Far…

Well, where do I start? I know I cannot possible put into words how amazing and life-changing this trip has been for me but I feel inspired and in a sense obligated to share my story with all of our friends and family members who have been travelling with us on this journey. I have […]

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Mar 10

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A Time for Good-Byes…

Hello fellow bloggers, travellers and followers. It is now the end of our trip and an amazing experience. I feel that there are few words to describe the tremendous amount of knowledge I have learned and how much I have changed. I ended my experience on the maternity ward of which I have very little […]

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