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Gautango in Review

Bob and I are back in the US now, and no longer updating our South African travel blog. If you’re looking for the highlights, these are our most popular posts from our time in South Africa…

Personal
Our First ThanksgivingBob and Lea On SafariOur EngagementChristmas in AfricaBob Runs a MarathonOur Wedding PhotosMore Wedding Photos

Lea’s Human Rights Work
Siyakhuluma, or, Lea Tries to Speak ZuluInside the Inner CityPhoto of Madonna and ChildVicarious TraumaHuge Legal Victory

Bob’s Volunteer Work
Coffee for Africa, Africa for CoffeeBob’s First Day of SchoolWhat’s Wrong with South Africa’s SchoolsSchools & The Sweets Solution

Commentary on South Africa
The New Apartheid
Human Rights and the 2010 World CupIs South African Crime Really So Bad?Bugs are Bigger in Africa

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Honeymooning on a Coffee Farm?

I can’t wait any longer to share the highlight of our Kenyan honeymoon–well, of the share-able highlights, I should say. It’s completely out of order, and I will surely be reprimanded for spoiling the ending, but I trust that we will get back to posting about our week on the beach in Malindi, safari in Tsavo East, and camping near the Rift Valley’s Lake Naivasha.

For now, you can read about (and see) our last days in Kenya, spent touring a magnificently beautiful coffee plantation and mill. Go on…reading is caffeine free! Plus, you might learn something. Continue reading

It’s snowing!

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This may be hard to believe for Americans currently sweating out the June heat, but it is snowing in South Africa!

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Wedding Album – Reception

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We held the reception next door at the Wabash College Sparks Center.

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A second chance

Back in March, Bob and I headed off for a weekend holiday in Durban, that ended up in disaster.  Our car, the Little Red Wagon, broke down halfway there, and we ended up spending most of our holiday in the charmless highway town of Warden.

So it is with some trepidation that we gear up this weekend for take-two…

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The First Dance

Of course, Bob and I get back to South Africa, and the first thing everyone asks us is: “Can I see your wedding pictures?”  Unfortunately, it will be another week or two before these are online at http://www.matthewgordon.net.  Sorry!

You are in luck however, because a college friend of mine who just happens to be a photojournalist took a  break from enjoying himself at the reception to snap a few pictures!  This is my favorite… it’s exactly how I remember our first dance.

The First Dance - Kiss

If you think that’s something, you absolutely have to check out my friend’s website.  His images from Haiti, Kurdistan, Darfur, Burma, Congo, Mexico, India, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera are just incredible…  http://www.danielpepper.com.

Change of Seasons

Bob and I have been away from South Africa, attending a conference and getting married in the U.S.  Although we were only gone five weeks, it feels like months.

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