Dreaming of EQ

Apr 24th, 2013 David Berger 9 min read

Dreams: I’ve always been a big proponent of following up on your subconscious dreams – perhaps it has to do with the stark reality that I don’t dream often, and when I do, more often than not I don’t remember them past the initial phases of waking up. I think that’s pretty common, slight subconscious undertones that guide us through life replayed through our dreams….

A little update on Malaria!

Apr 17th, 2013 David Berger 4 min read

Good morning friends, Today I’m writing to you about our Malaria activities in my catchment. I’ve been working hard on a couple of different programs, and I feel it’s important to take a moment and highlight some of the great work that we’re doing as a community to combat Malaria! We focus primarily on Malaria control, and of course at the clinic (Rural Health Center)…

The Journey to Kalambo Falls

Apr 15th, 2013 David Berger 6 min read

Kalambo Falls is a world heritage site about 65-70km from Mpulungu. It’s a gorgeous park, and it’s one of the longest water fall (drop) in Africa. It’s stunningly gorgeous, and although it’s a little difficult to reach, it’s definitely worth it if you are up in the region. As a teaser, here’s a photo of me and Kalambo Falls: We left Mpulungu early that morning,…

Day one: Lake Tanganyika & Mpulungu

Apr 12th, 2013 David Berger 4 min read

We’d settled in, had a relaxing night at the waterfront, returned to the lodge and woken up to a great breakfast of cheese and crackers. I hadn’t been sleeping too well during our trip up, the stress of travel and the heat putting my body on an interesting cycle – I’d been heading to bed around 22:30-23:00hrs and waking up between 05:00 and 05:30. It…

Lake Tanganyika: Paradise for a weekend

Apr 10th, 2013 David Berger 3 min read

Good Afternoon folks! I’ve been writing about my trip to Lake Tanganyika, focusing on the transport, and sharing a few photos along the way (higher quality copies can be found on my Instagram account). I’ve been sharing photo’s taken with my phone, and unfortunately the sizing and image quality isn’t quite compatible with my blog. I apologize for that, I don’t really have the resources…

Kasama to Mpulungu:

Apr 8th, 2013 David Berger 4 min read

In my last note I described our journey from Mansa town to Kasama in Northern Provice, and although the size and resolution doesn’t quite work on my blog, I uploaded a few photo’s from the journey. We were exhausted when we reached the provincial house in Kasama – Each province that has Peace Corps Volunteers has an office and resource center (we call them houses,…

On the road again. Visiting Lake Tanganyika

Apr 6th, 2013 David Berger 5 min read

It was a cool rainy season morning, fluffy white clouds striated across the sky, an ominous cluster of dark, brooding rain clouds on the horizon. The sun had just begun to peak over the edge of the world. The light was a wash of sanguine pink, deep ochre and beautiful orange. A morning of light and beauty. A mixture of twighlight, haze, and red gold…