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Yay! Its my birthday! I am doing my final lap in my twenties, so here are my top 10 favorite travel memories of my last decade. They are all travel memories, because I love to travel (!) and also to show that dreams come true. When I was young I used to dream of seeing the world and going to every continent. You can accomplish anything you dream. I never thought I'd see these places as a child; I just thought I'd experiance them only through TV. But God has allowed me to see the world, and for that I thank Him. 

10) My spur of the moment roadtrip to Mexico with friends Shira and Terina. Being from California it was just a drive away. Highlight was the crossing the border experience. 


9) My friend Ashley invited me to visit her family in Bermuda with her for Thanksgiving. My first Island trip, its such a beautiful island with a rich history.


8) My trip to China in 2002. It was a short school trip, but nothing short of wondrous! Highlight was climbing the Great Wall

7) My sister and I traveled across Europe in 2007. This was a highlight of my last 10 years. I loved our time with friends and family in London, where I used to call home. 


6) My shortest trip ever was to Ethiopia. I went to a whole country for 15 hours! But I was shown around by a sibling of a friend and had homemade njera and Ethiopian food....home made!!

5) Missions trip to Zambia. This was a highlight of 2010. I went with a church I was interning at called Mavuno. I love Lusaka! I hope to go back one day. 

4) 2008 trip to the Kenyan coast with my family. We went all over, ate and enjoyed family time.

3) Going to Australia to study film. It was the riskiest trip I've taken, not knowing anyone, but I made tons of friends and had an amazing 3 months. 


2) Visiting Maragoli in Western, Kenya last summer with my Mom. It was just awesome, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. And it was all for a good cause.


1) Finally visiting Paris and sitting at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Dreams do come true. 



2012

Jan 09 2012 | 0 comments

Greetings! I'd like to start of the year thanking all those who were among the first to make orders on the sight. Thank you for your patience, (it is not lost on me!) and I plan to rev it up a notch absolutely this year. 


For 2012, we will provide shorter shipping times, lower shipping costs as well as how-to, style and news videos! I look forward to sharing all that I come across in African design!

Hi sneak-peekers! Afropolitan Shop is almost nearing the big launch! Its been an amazing experience getting the website ready and going out and meeting different designers and checking out different products. I hope that you enjoy your time on the site!

Represent

Nov 13 2007 | 1 comments

So far so good. I've had a really enthusiastic response to the blog, so I guess I'll keep at it! I've updated some links and there's hundreds more out there. I hope to have at least every region and or country (where there is a black presence, even if its the one guy/girl in the city!) in the world represented in some way, whether its through music (which is in the lead), a magazine, fashion, art, a designer of that heritage, or whatever. It'll be interesting to try and tricky when I get to the smaller Island countries, but if there's when think I know, Afropolitans are out there, and I'm gonna find them!

peace

So I want this site to be a means of highlighting blogs, people, organizations, companies, etc. that are are thinking outside the current discourse when it comes to Africa. I'll especially feature different blogs, articles and links on the web that offer fresh and complex outlook on what lies ahead. I'll start with blogs because its always good to link to a fellow blogger.

First Up:
Afirca is Ready for Business: a great business site that has lots of links concerning African enterprise. Its pretty dope and there's lots on here that I'm sure many Afropolitans haven't seen. Check it out! Good read.