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Site Announcement Time!

One of the most exciting events of Peace Corps training took place this week – the announcement of my cohorts’ sites for the next two years!  160 more words

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Entry #10: What Shape is the World? Bad Shape

On our way to the bus terminal in Belize City for the first time (this was weeks ago, when I was coming back from my first site visit) we passed what I initially (ridiculously) assumed was someone’s elaborate bathtub yard sale. 1,884 more words


A moment in my life: Trash bags and rainstorms

So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. 73 more words

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Wednesday photo: My first Swazi home 

My first home was tiny but cosy. There wasn’t room to unpack, so I continued to live out of my suitcase for another nine weeks. I may have lacked space, but I did have two units with shelves, allowing me to get my food off the ground. 171 more words

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A Day In The Life: Tubigon, Bohol

It seems like forever since I’ve updated my blog and that’s in part to the time I’ve spent adjusting to my new community that I will be calling home for the next two years. 1,392 more words


Today I Learned...

Today I learned how to cut cabbage. Except I thought I already knew how to cut cabbage. In fact, I’ve done it many times. But today I sat through an extensive lesson from my host mother and younger host sister, Fiona, as they detailed the finer points of the process, all the while enduring giggles from my other siblings at my apparent blunders. 469 more words

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What's cooking: Butternut biscuits

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland, I have a limited food budget. But I also love food–both eating and making it. During PST, I cooked without an oven, refrigeration, and a non-stick skillet. 376 more words

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