“Raw Water”

It seems there’s a new trend in the US and it’s that of “raw water”. In case you haven’t heard of this trend, it’s where instead of drinking the treated water that comes out of your tap, people are spending insane amounts of money to drink untreated water. There’s a reason my host brother has … More “Raw Water”

Santa Baby

Santa baby, slip some netflix under the tree, for me been an awful good girl Santa baby, and hurry down to Mada tonight   Santa baby, a visit from my family too, would do I’ll wait up for you dear, Santa baby, and hurry down to Mada tonight   Think of all the fun I’ve … More Santa Baby

Brousse Stations

You know that game where you have to move the block around? This is a bit what a brousse station is like, except each block is has a mind of its own as well as being directed by about 7 other people.   Here I’m sitting in the front of a brousse waiting for it … More Brousse Stations

The Bees Knees

I have a new found appreciations for bees and other pollinators. The magnolia is such an ancient species that it is pollinated by a beetle because bees didn’t exist when the species first evolved. Here in Madagascar certain lemurs pollinate trees by having the pollen cling to their fur.  Unfortunately the bee that pollinates the … More The Bees Knees

The Vanilla Queendom

Since moving to my new site back in March I also moved into the vanilla capital of the world. Here’s a look at what it takes to grow the world’s most popular flavor. While most people have heard about Mexican Vanilla and Madagascar Vanilla what they might not know is that there isn’t a difference … More The Vanilla Queendom

World Toilet Day!

Just a reminder to thank your toilet! World Toilet Day is Nov 19th and in honor of that here are a few facts about toilets that you might now remember every time you go to flush. -2.4 billion people living without a toilet -892 million people still practice open defecation -Diarrhea caused by poor sanitation … More World Toilet Day!