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Wednesday photo: The first fruits

The first fruits holiday that is also about cleansing, renewal, and celebrating kingship starts this Saturday. It is called Incwala. The first fruits also happened this week at my house. 117 more words

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Peace Corps told me I had to learn more than one new language!?

In Morocco I am learning as I go. I knew little to nothing about Morocco except for the little that I was taught in class, what Google told me, and what I saw in the movie… 427 more words


Over the past two years, we have had some interesting quips and queries posed regarding us, our lifestyle, and American culture. Here’s a small taste: 278 more words

Love and hardship with my training family

I have wanted to write about my PST host family for a really long time. I started a post about a month into service but I could not finish it. 743 more words

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A moment in my life: Cockroaches

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. 373 more words

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Wednesday photo: HIV awareness

There are very few trash cans in Swaziland. The capital, Mbabane, and the largest city, Manzini, both have trash cans and anti-littering campaigns. In the rest of the country, people litter every where and burn or bury their trash. 28 more words

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Preserving Your Magic: 5 Tips for Caring for Natural Hair in Ethiopia

If, like me, you have an afro and are considering serving in Peace Corps Africa, you might have a few questions about how to take care of your hair while kicking butt as an awesome volunteer. 581 more words