The Ups and Downs of India

By Charlotte Clarke and Paige Buchanan Everyone’s been sick and visited the hospital except for Rebecca in the past 10 days; talk about a wild ride! Everything started off in Varanasi: cow poop in the streets and poop problems in the sheets. And then, the first case of Dengue. Kelly was out for the count, the mosquitos had got to her. Yet, we traveled on. What was supposed to be… Read More

Marley Suarez: From Carpe Student to Ohana Amani Intern

We checked in with alumna Marley Suarez, who took a gap semester on Carpe Diem’s East Africa program in Spring 2015. Learn where life has taken her post-Carpe Diem! What have you been doing since your Carpe Diem experience? Since finishing my Carpe Diem semester in 2015, I have continued to follow my wandering heart. Balancing a life of traveling—mostly back to East Africa with a stint around Southeast Asia—and… Read More

LOL (Lots of Leeches)

By Emma & Ava Early in the morning, we took a seven-hour bus ride from Boudha to Pokhara to get to the 3 Sisters Trekking Company guesthouse. 3 Sisters is an all female-run trekking company that empowers young women and works hard to make trekking significantly safer for women travelers. On our first night, we were welcomed with lots of food (dal bhat, obviously), fun, and laughter while we got… Read More