Sangau Sweki: a Maasai “Oloiboni”

In East Africa there is no shortage of mysticism, rumor, and story surrounding herbal medicine. It brings both awe and fear- reports of magical healings and tales of terrible curses. In Tanzania, a country...

A Look at Life in the Rice Fields of Sumatra

Next to the jungle hills of North Sumatra lies Gotongroyong village. Most visitors will pass by this place on their way to Bukit Lawang, where jungle trekking is the main attraction. Travelers may admire...

A Princess Returns as Sea Worms: Nyale Festival, Lombok

I set my alarm for 3:45 am. I woke up and quickly gathered my things- camera, phone, water, and headlamp, then climbed onto my motorbike. Normally, everything is quiet at that hour, but as...

A Raw, High Protein Snack: Would YOU Eat Wasp Larvae?

The Papa at my homestay appeared at my door this morning with a wasps nest. He had pointed it out to me days prior, attached to a branch in his garden. But now, it...

Jewelry Development with Maasai Women in Tanzania

I knew that I wanted to travel abroad. But I was not sure where I wanted to go and for what purpose. While contemplating these ideas from Rhode Island, I received a message from...

Beekeeping in the Bush

It was dusk, a time when the bees are less aggressive, and the sun was quickly on its way down. Our mission was to venture "into the bush" to recollect beehives that had previously...

Meet Seychelles oldest herbalist- 82 year old Ferdinand Vidot.

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, 1000 miles off the coast of Kenya, lies the exotic archipelago of the Seychelles. Its largest island- Mahé- feels like a mountain range surging up from the...

Skulls, Souls, & Unsolved Mysteries: A Journey to Trunyan Cemetery

On the Eastern side of Lake Batur (Bali's largest lake), lies the small village of Trunyan. While the village is Hindu among the others, Trunyan is distinct because it is home to the Bali...

That Foreign Feeling

Its the 112th Providence Pecha Kucha event and the theme is...FOREIGN. What does this word mean? What types of things make us feel "foreign"? Molly answers these curious questions with photos and stories from...

Thaipusam at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated across Hindu communities of the world. Each has variations in its tradition, but its reason is to celebrate Lord Murugan (the son of Shiva) upon his receipt of-...