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Monthly Archives: December 2017
After a fantastic game drive, we arrived back to camp just at sunset. I hurried to the water hole and saw this. That’s a black rhino in the center and two giraffe on the right. It was a beautiful moment.
November was an expensive month in the clothing department. I bought a dress made in traditional fabric in South Africa and then I had a tailor make three other pieces. And I still have so much fabric left from my … Continue reading
I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story. Make told me it was time for one of my roosters to die. It took a few days for … Continue reading
October was a strange month. It involved lots of travels to Mauritius and my parents’ arrival. Apparently I mostly purchased food.
We spent hours looking for rhinos in Imfolozi in Kwa Zulu-Natal and finally found two a short distance from the car. At that moment, none of us were expecting our second rhino encounter to be so spectacular. We saw so … Continue reading
For as much as I wanted work experience in Africa, my time as a PCV in Swaziland has largely been spent with me wholeheartedly embracing Swazi culture. After a few stops on our way to Swaziland from the Johannesburg airport, we started our … Continue reading
Swaziland is home to Sibebe, the world’s second largest monolith and the largest exposed granite pluton in the world. I finally hiked Swaziland’s highest rock and it was a success.
Umtsimba celebrations return to the groom’s family’s homestead for the final event of a Swazi traditional wedding (the first is the teka and the second is the lobola). This ceremony celebrates the completion of the lobola payment, which can occur … Continue reading