Waiting to Go Home: On Being a Traveler in Trinidad
“Tourists accumulate photos and mementos; travelers collect memories and friends.”
This is how you do it
God goes with you
Laura Zera is a peripatetic writer with a home base in Seattle. She has completed a memoir and is working on a novel set in South Africa. Her stories have been published in Quartz, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times and other places. One day, she will learn how to snap her fingers. Website: laurazera.com. Twitter: @laurazera.
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I am a Kenyan, an African, someone from the ‘global south.’ It is my job to prove I deserve to travel. It doesn’t matter how talented or smart or wealthy I or others like me are; we need a good passport.