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"I am the anti-Midas"/Picking up the pieces

A long, long time ago, Midas was a king who had the ability to turn everything he touched into gold. The moral of the story proved to be very disheartening but that isn’t what this post is about. 516 more words

Wonderful Myanmar

In the mountains surrounding Inle Lake live the amazing Pa-O people.  They are subsistence farmers, living simple and yet difficult lives.   As you walk around a village you see simple bamboo houses, ox drawn carts and beautiful fields where they grow their food.  778 more words


Quick post about everything Malawian that is also Korean

– Squatting on the toilet sometimes
– Using respectful pronouns
– Prevalence of traditional gender roles
– Homophobia
– Using both hands to shake
– Using both hands to give and receive money… 73 more words

Settled Into Luska

Here I am again. That dreaded ‘first’ blog post, the one that I hope to be interesting/witty enough that you will want to keep reading a year’s worth of posts. 113 more words



I’ve been at the village for a full week now. And I really love it.

Maybe it’s because I know that the minor inconveniences are temporary… They don’t bother me that much. 186 more words

Minibus adventures

There are many ways to travel between districts in Malawi. Road transport by bus seem to be pretty popular. Someone in Balaka also told me about a train – a ghost train that I’ve never seen but whose whistle I keep hearing. 493 more words

This is it.

My coach left yesterday. I’m really all on my own now. Starting tonight I’ll be sleeping at the same compound as my host family Mr. Banda, his wife Mary, and son Happy. 171 more words