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The Domesticated Big 5: Amajuba Style

This entry’s prompt for the Blogging Abroad Blog Contest: Top 5 (aka a condensed set of community highlights).  In Southern Africa, Safari Companies have a promotion called “Big 5” which refers to 5 large species of game: Cape Water Buffalo, Rhino, Lion, Elephant, and Leopard. 966 more words

The Unexpected Friend

A few months ago I posted this quote:
“The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren’t as black and white and you become much more tolerant. 545 more words

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Races: #11. Sizwe Irene Half Marathon

Today I ran a half marathon, or a 21.1 kilometer race. It was hosted by the Irene Sports Club in the Irene farming land of Gauteng. 267 more words

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Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh my! 

Sometimes I can’t believe the types of opportunities life throws at me.
When I was younger I was like most kids- overly excited about the zoo and the idea of getting to see animals that I normally would never get to see. 1,975 more words

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Nelson Mandela Day.

I’m not all that great at interneting, but I’m trying my best to keep you loverfaces updated! Here’s a breifing on Nelson Mandela Day! South Africa has a national holiday to celebrate Nelson Mandela- more specifically, to commemorate his 67 years of service to his country by giving 67 minutes of your day to provide a service to others. 156 more words

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Two Whole Years

If you’ve been following my blog, talking to me on Whatsapp, looking at my Facebook posts or watching my Snapchat stories, you’ll know that my experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa has been a ton of fun. 310 more words

Map Attack!

A common project for Peace Corps Volunteers in South Africa is the world map project. Oftentimes in the rural villages where we live, children and families are blissfully unaware of where in the world they are, making it even more difficult to comprehend where in the world we PCVs come from. 443 more words