Monthly Archives: June 2017

Reflections on life after a year as a PCV in Swaziland

I wasn’t sure that I was going to write something in honor of being in Swaziland for one year until I sat down and the words came out of my fingers. Why have a countdown when I am content and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Lost baby chick

A few days ago I heard a chick crying in the yard. I headed outside and found a fresh baby wandering the front yard. I assumed it belonged to the group of babies that just hatched and would eventually be … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Handmade photo booth props

I have spent the last week in Christmas party preparation mode.  Christmas in June, you ask? Apparently it’s a Peace Corps thing, and it makes some sense in Swaziland with June having colder weather than December.  I’m in charge of … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Letters from America

Mail is a wonderful thing. I invited my English club students to be pen pals with the students of one of my high school teachers. They were excited, but ultimately only four wrote letters for me to mail to America. … Continue reading

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How I spent April’s Swaziland PCV stipend

The month of April’s spending was a bit more complicated than March’s.  I made three trips to the office for the SOJO and for HIV Boot Camp preparations, which cost me a lot of emalangeni that are not reflected on … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Sunflower

I love watching and tending my plants in my garden perhaps more than I enjoy eating them.  Watching this sunflower has been very exciting as it grew so tall so fast. It opened its flowers to the world this week, … Continue reading

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A moment in my life: Bragging bosisi

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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Roundup of what you need to know before joining Peace Corps Swaziland

Sanibonani G15! I have written a lot about what life is like as a PCV in Swaziland in the last year. This post is just to serve as a compilation of all my useful posts for you and your concerned … Continue reading

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These are a few of our favorite things

Sanibonani G15 and all other future PCVs, Swaziland’s G14 wants to share with you a few of our favorite things. You can read about mine here and my PST-specific items here. There’s only two weeks to go until you land … Continue reading

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