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My sister arrived on Sunday, just as we were starting to get bored around here. We’ve been taking it easy and having a great time.  After organizing the big birthday surprise treasure hunt through the neighborhood, she arrive already knowing the streets and shops of Josefstadt (the 8th District) and has fit right in.   639 more words

15th Day, Letter

February 15th, 2013

I’ve gotten to talk to you guys TWICE! It does make the day better but also brings it all home that I’m still not there. 1,222 more words

Month One

Friends come to visit!

Although life here is pretty good, I do miss my friends back in DC a lot. I was really happy to have my friend Sarah here last week, really happy. 598 more words

Spring in Vienna

Vienna skipped winter and spring has firmly arrived. For the last three weeks we’ve been out in the city again, exploring along with Nana and Grandmichael. 436 more words

Second Letter Home

Letter to Friends and Family
March 20, 2014

When I last wrote, I was waiting (impatiently) to move into my new home in Kaolack. 1,419 more words

Peace Corps

Last minute Salzburg

Nana and Grandmichael are visiting and after doing the major sites walking tour we were discussing what to do the next day, a Museum, this tour or that, etc… Thursday night we decided to go Salzburg on Friday morning. 355 more words

The Ball

The Hofburg Palace is a dream palace with one opulent ballroom after another. Glimmering chandeliers dangle from towering ceilings and gilt woodwork decorates the walls. Then the nerds come flooding in. 406 more words