Tag Archives: South Africa

I’m a Traveling Introvert 

After an eight hour bus ride on the Greyhound-like TransLux, I’m at my hostel in Johannesburg. It has a courtyard and pool, bamboo-lined pathways and two dogs. I sprung the extra $6 for a private room but I’m hanging out in the lounge where a man is watching a TV show subtitled in English and […]

As the Kids Grow Up: Orphan Baboons Find a Forever Family

I’m back at the baboon rehab center in South Africa. When I was here a few years ago, the babies were Mica, Oscar and Pippin. They’ve since grown into big kids happily playing and foraging with their baboon families in big “semi-wild” enclosures. The enclosures are on plots of regular African land with an electric […]

Belinda Pearl on Immigration from South Africa

Belinda has an accent. In my ignorance, I didn’t know it was a South African accent until we had been students together for at least a year. What’s your immigration story? I was a Track & Field athlete in South Africa, and a massage therapist and holistic healer. I randomly met a U.S. Olympic long […]