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Ole Koringo’s Malaria Medicine

By: Amy Ellsworth

I woke up to the hee hawing of a very articulate donkey. He seemed to be practicing his hee haw for one of those pull string toys with recordings of farm animals. The donkey says… Hee Haw. (clearing of the throat)… Hee Haw. No, once more with feeling. HEE HAW! Well done! Today we picked […]

Eyjafjallajoekull Volcano

By: Amy Ellsworth

“Are you allergic to eggs?” she asked as she reached into the mini-fridge. When someone asks a question as specific as that, I am determined to come up with the answer as honestly and dramatically as possible. “Uh…” I searched my memory for any possible egg-related sniffling. “No,” I said, conclusively. I was not allergic […]

Typhoid, Malaria, and Hepatitis

By: Amy Ellsworth

As the departure date gets closer, I’m realizing there are many more things to consider when preparing to visit a developing country as opposed to plain old Europe. Visas I had to overnight the Visa application to the Lao Embassy along with the passport, three 2″ pictures, postage-paid return envelope, and a $50 money order. […]

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