First she traveled parts of Europe, then into the Muslim world in Egypt. Next on her journey Ayla continued south into sub-Saharan Africa. She went to Tanzania, where friends of friends introduced her to a school in a small village in the middle of the country.
Ayla’s experiences “roughing it” in the village of Magulilwa as well as her interactions with the school children were actually shared once before on this blog. See, Ayla’s destination within Tanzania happened to be the same school where I had volunteered in 2014. Ayla also later happened to come to my city Minneapolis as part of her world tour. So when here in March, I sat down with her at a coffee shop (right) to ask about her experiences in Tanzania in February.
You can read this interview here.
What you can’t see in that piece is Ayla’s newly-released video about Tanzania. From the airport, to the drive to the school, to the weather, the countryside, and the students, she shares it directly with you in the video here:
Next week Ayla heads east. To the Far East. Ayla goes to Beijing, China.
Ayla is a 20-year-old Norwegian who loves to learn new things and study new cultures. She’s Christian, and in her more normal life (when not eating donkey sandwiches in China and taking trains across Italy), she does dancing and karate. For any questions for Ayla or about travels, please comment below.
And if you’d like to share your story on The Periphery, please email me at Brandon@ThePeriphery.com. We’d love to hear all about your adventure.