Three Nation Sweep

Oliver Lowe
April 18, 2016

"'In what way does China problematise and illustrate the criticism of the global north/south binary?'

My head is filled with theories on decolonization and ideas of the third world, but my mind races with thoughts and images of the adventure I'm to embark on in just hours. 

My right hand cramps as I frantically scribble my answer into the test book. 

Four hours later, my face is pressed against the window of the Embraer ERJ 135 jet, watching as we fly over the dunes of Namibia, working our way East towards the coast. 

What followed, was a nine day excursion, traveling just over 1500km, through the dunes of Namibia, the hidden lagoons of Botswana, and ending at the epic falls of Zimbabwe, all while sleeping on tent platforms atop our trucks each night. 

A memorable journey, filled with moments of pure ecstasy, and wild predicaments solved with group laughter. 

The Three Nation Sweep will not soon be forgotten:

(And before you even have to ask, yes, I did fine on the test!)


The activities in this video were undertaken during the student’s free time and were not sponsored by IES Abroad.

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Oliver Lowe

<p>My name Is Oliver Lowe, and I&#39;m an adventurer, wanderer, film-maker, and music enthusiast. I grew up in the rural wilderness of the great state of Maine, where I spent my days running around with a group of neighborhood bandits, filming everything from Civil War reenactments to ski trips. Since then, I&#39;ve been on a constant hunt for new and exciting experiences, always with a camera in hand. My filmmaking has taken me to the top of Rocky Mountains, the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, and almost everywhere in between.</p>

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