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How I spent February's living allowance

In short, I spent more than the month’s allowance by about E700.

Half of that came from extra trips to town and the Peace Corps office to prepare paperwork for my extension. 51 more words

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"You’re a Swazi now" and my role as an ambassador, otherwise known as life as a PCV

I am regularly surprised when I surprise siSwati and isiZulu speakers with what I think are my poor language skills.

Speaking a few words of the local language has always been important to me. 564 more words

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Wednesday photo: Clothing design

I have so much fabric and have had so little clothing made. I even bought more fabric last week. Whoops.

Part of the problem has been finding a tailor who will do what I ask, make clothes that fit, and not charge me an arm and a leg. 207 more words

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Journal Through Time

Celete Kato, 129 TCCS

January 9, 2017

I made it! I’m in Thailand! I’m processing all of this change. I’m excited, but also exhausted and feeling a bit…off. 1,384 more words


Saturday gratitude: Work assignments, showers, packages, and quiet mornings

This week was better, as I managed to stay much busier. I went to Mbabane twice, once for an HIV Committee meeting and once for a meeting with PSI. 409 more words

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Wednesday photo: Avocado

Oh, to live in a place where you can afford to eat all of a giant avocado in one sitting.

Giant is a bit of an exaggeration, only because this avocado is average sized. 51 more words

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Are We Thai Yet?

Megan Cindric, 129 YinD

When you try to learn a new language, there’s a transition point where you don’t just talk in the target language, you also start to think in it.   1,317 more words