2011 October : focus to infinity

Istanbul Airport’s $25 lunch

October 27, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

I didn’t know how much any of this cost or what it was. Ended up paying $25 for lunch. The bean soup stuff was delicious. The other things are sweet pistachio pastries. Good, but not really my kind of munchies.

Off to Addis Ababa in an hour!


October 14, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

Taken with iPhone October 13.



Africa Unsigned

October 11, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

Yesterday I filed a story for VOA’s Daybreak Africa program on a great website called Africa Unsigned. It uses crowdfunding to raise money for African and Africa diaspora musicians. Check the site out for some great music.

Highlights of the interview:

1. Got serenaded by Rina Mushonga and included it in the piece. I don’t know that much about singing, but I bet it takes great pipes to sound that good while singing through a cell phone from Amsterdam to DC.

2. Pim, Africa Unsigned’s founder, hinted that they’re trying to use mobile phones as a payment method to pay online (mainly because credit cards aren’t that mainstream, thus hard to buy things online).

Listen to the story —–>>>> Africa Unsigned