Curiosity about the world in which we live has always been my reason to explore beyond my borders. The simple aspects of life intrigue me whether I am in my own country or thousands of miles away. What do people do on a daily basis? What is important in these people's lives, and what gives them joy and happiness? While dealing with the everyday and mundane in my own life, I have sought to understand how other human beings exist. RISE, AFRICA is an exploration of people and place and an attempt to understand how we are connected across nations and cultures through an overland trip from Cape Town to Cairo.