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The Largest Buddhist Temple in Africa

Last weekend, I celebrated Thanksgiving with some of my fellow PCVs in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa.  We cooked some delicious food, relaxed, enjoyed showers and AC, and visited the largest Buddhist temple in Africa. 148 more words

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Meet DK

I’m excited to announce a new series on Running with Elands called Village Voices. In this series, you’ll virtually meet some of my friends, host family, and coworkers; these are the people who make my Peace Corps service so memorable. 760 more words

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Archnemesis

Summer is nearly here, which means my village hovers somewhere between 35-37 C (aka 95-99 F) most days. Though I often brag about my heat resistance, it turns out I’m less able to deal with it when I lack AC. 198 more words

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One is(n't) the Loneliest Number

This past weekend, I travelled to the other side of Mpumalanga to visit some PCV friends, celebrate Halloween, and enjoy the beauty of Nelspruit. I got to indulge in many of my favorite activities, but the best part was going for a solo hike at a local nature reserve. 156 more words

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It’s All a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Halloween evokes wonderful memories for me.  My mom always helped me to make some spectacular costumes, ranging from a TY beanie baby to an undead Spongebob Squarepants.  310 more words

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Needs Workshop

This past week really brought me back to one of the main reasons I wanted to do Peace Corps: to connect the people I work with to the resources that I have access to. 263 more words

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Shekhinah

My latest SA musical obsession is Shekhinah, an extraordinarily talented 23-year-old R&B singer-songwriter from Durban. She premiered on two seasons of SA Idols while still in high school and has continued her career in Joburg, releasing her first album Rose Gold this year and collaborating with internationally famous SA EDM DJs like Black Coffee and Sketchy Bongo. 70 more words

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