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Wednesday photo: Flamingos

I had been trying to see these pretty-in-pink birds for years, with failed attempts in Kenya and South Africa.

When I planned my trip through Namibia and Botswana, I specifically arranged one extra day before the trip so I could see the flamingos in Walvis Bay. 78 more words

Peace Corps

The books of 2017

Peace Corps service comes with a lot of free time. At the beginning of my service I read less because I was trying so hard to integrate into my community. 243 more words

Peace Corps

Monday in a Picture - Embrace

Prior to Peace Corps, I wasn’t well acquainted with organized affinity groups. I was member to various groups focusing on shared interests, but they weren’t organized as affinity groups. 80 more words

Swaziland

New Normal

So the other day, as I sat on the back of a motorcycle, a market bag with two puppies on my lap, traveling an hour and a half down a very bumpy dirt road to visit one of my friend’s villages for market day so that I could buy vegetables, I was surprised to find it felt fairly normal. 565 more words

Umbutfo - The Swazi Warrior

I love culture. When I arrived in Swaziland, it didn’t take me long to realize how rich Swazi culture is and that I wanted to experience and understand it. 1,710 more words

Consolidation Round 2 : The Bloodsucker Myth

I have now been in Malawi for 5 months, and it has certainly been a wild ride! I arrived in mid August and started with a 10 day training in Lilongwe, the capital. 1,292 more words