“A pre-dawn mist covers the Maasai Mara like a blanket, billowy gray over dewy green, as well as a peaceful hush. Your balloon pilot let the fires blaze into the rainbow-striped expanse of the balloon above you, and then…you’re aloft.”
“The relaxation begins almost immediately when you walk into The Singular Spa. A soothing mist seems to embrace as you enter the 3,000-square-foot, eco-conscious facility, the air tinged with pleasing aromas and a soothing warmth.
Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll notice the view almost immediately: the dark-blue waters of the fjord, the snow-capped mountains, the wide expanse of rugged Patagonian beauty spread out before you. Such a serene setting is the perfect complement to your luxury spa experience.”
“It all started with one little boy. He was probably six years old, and was going from person to person in a Nairobi, Kenya shopping centre with a note from his school headmaster. The note said that he was admitted to school, but needed to raise 700 shillings for a school uniform before he could come to class. It closed with a simple request: ‘Please help.’ ”
“Micato’s nonprofit arm, AmericaShare, is at the forefront of a life-changing initiative in Africa—and it appears The New York Times has taken notice!
Tuesday’s New York Times featured an article about one of our projects designed to keep African girls in school every day of the month. The project is the creation of reusable sanitary napkins for impoverished girls in the slums. An unfortunate reality is that school-age girls typically miss one week of school each month when menstruating since disposable sanitary napkins are beyond the reach of poor families…”
“For a moment in time—over eight minutes, in fact—people in Africa this week will see something rare and spectacular: an annular solar eclipse.
According to the NASA website, on January 15, 2010 an annular eclipse of the sun will be visible in Kenya as well as other parts of Africa. During an annular solar eclipse, the moon blocks the sun, leaving only a small ring (or annulus) of light. It will be the longest such eclipse of this century, so professional and amateur astronomers are understandably excited.”