Monthly Archives: March 2017

A moment in my life: Community meeting

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. These moments are often hard to photograph and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Snake in a bucket

Peace Corps Volunteers need to learn how to have no expectations. You never know what will happen, who you might meet, or what ideas you might have.  Having no expectations means that when you show up at the post office … Continue reading

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Upholding the meaning of my first name

Swazi first names are drenched in meaning, telling a story about their family, birth, or hopes for the child. I have come to love this because American names sometimes come from relatives but usually come down to being liked by … Continue reading

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Overview of Peace Corps Swaziland’s PST

I realized that I have done a poor job writing about the work I have been doing as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland. So now, let’s return to Pre-Service Training (PST), which is where PCVs learn language, culture, and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Wildflowes

I saw these beauties on Sunday and was very happy to walk past them again this morning.       Just before these flowers I walked past a few open fields, and with the mountains behind them, I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Lions

There were lots of incredible moments on my trip to Kruger. There was the cheetah we watched for a half hour, the endless hours searching for leopard only to have three separate sightings close to our campsite on our final … Continue reading

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What’s cooking: Butternut rice pudding

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland, I have a limited food budget. But I also love food–both eating and making it. During PST, I cooked without an oven, refrigeration, and a non-stick skillet. Now at my permanent site, I … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Baby elephant

Just because I wanted to share some more elephant love this week before my trip to Kruger, here’s a photo of a darling baby at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery in Nairobi. To me, there is no place I … Continue reading

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My first elephant experience

This week I will be taking my first vacation away from Swaziland and I am traveling to Kruger National Park. The only traveling I have done in Swaziland has been to see wildlife, so I am quite excited that my … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Laundry

February was a fun month filled with training, a traditional holiday, and lots of rain.  The first two weeks were extremely busy and I managed to squeeze in two short, one-hour laundry sessions during that time.  Then the rain started, … Continue reading

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