Oh, the places we’ll go…

Thank you

Hello Our World School followers and friends! As some of you might not know, we are almost coming to the finish line of our trip. For some it is sad, for others, great. As for our feelings, they’re a little bit in the middle. We want to Thank You for the great comments […]

Paradise Found

I love movies. I really do. More than just loving the story, I love everything about them, from the magic of special effects to where and how they filmed the storybook landscapes. Imagine my delight when I discovered the New Zealand was a filming hot spot for movies such as the Lord of the Rings […]

In the land of Oz

For 289 days, we knew where we’d be, every hour of every day. On May 17th, we would be arriving in Australia, and that was all we knew.  Spontaneity was ours at last! Our ideas shifted throughout the planning: a month in a friend’s apartment on Sydney Harbor, campervan-ing up the coast or inland… we […]

Bali's treasures

Our legs already hurt, and we were maybe a third of the way up. The impending hours of hiking ahead weighed on us like no yoke could do. Well, maybe if we actually had a yoke on our back and still had the hours ahead of us… But that’s irrelevant. Stopping for the third […]

The City Town

Laos

Can you call Luang Prabang a city? Nestled in the mountains of central Laos, this quiet town is a beautiful medley of colonial French and traditional Lao design settled along the banks of the wide river, Mekong. On one side, the thriving boutique hotels and restaurants line the streets, offering everything from Italian, to […]

Astounding Beauty

Amongst a sea of red brick structures lies the Taj Mahal, a glowing jewel within a raging fire. Built hundreds of years ago to the memory of a beloved wife, the stunning tomb is made of pure white marble intricately inlaid with semi-precious stones. But the iconic piece of architecture is only one of many […]

A Slumdog Reality

The recent release of Slumdog Millionaire brought new attentions to the Dharavi slum that it has never seen before. A “neighborhood” of Mumbai that had remained under the world’s radar for decades was suddenly the focus of documentaries, tourism, and media. The initial shock of the slum’s inhabitants at the sudden fame and tourism quickly […]

A Diamond in the Rough

Ethiopia, an un-thought of country in Eastern Africa, boasts some of the oldest archeological and geological finds. However, our memory of Ethiopia is not a blend of medieval churches and stone-age women. Instead we walk the path to our little orphanage on the hill over and over again. Perched on the peak of a small […]

Purple Tongues, an English Manor, and the Makings of the Next UN (Kenya)

Rothschild Giraffe. Scientific name: Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi. Family: Giraffidae. Kingdom: Animalia. With a height of 4-5.5 meters, the giraffe is the tallest animal in the world. Their 27-inch long tongue is used to grab leaves off the branches of trees and berries of their bush. In all of Africa, there are approximately nine species of […]

Power in Strength (Kenya)

Kibera is a slum outside of Nairobi. 1 million people live there. Their houses are made of discarded pieces of metal and plastic. Within these makeshift walls, HIV/AIDS spreads with a fury. These women might as well have glued trash to their clothes. The men and many other unaffected women ignore them like flies. More […]