Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wednesday photo: Hikes with friends

One of my goals for 2018 is to see more of Swaziland. This includes increasing visits to my local park, Mlilwane National Park. A friend and former volunteer in Swaziland visited with her son, so in addition to visiting my … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls: Zim or Zam?

I spent a lot of time on this question when planning the end of my epic holiday vacation through Namibia and Botswana. The tour I was taking with Acacia Africa ended in Livingstone, on the Zambian side of the Falls. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Death and life

I woke up on Tuesday to the news that Hugh Masekela, a South African musician who performed at Bushfire last year, had died. Watching him perform was beautiful, especially because of the way a 78-year-old musician was still rocking on … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Flamingos

I had been trying to see these pretty-in-pink birds for years, with failed attempts in Kenya and South Africa. When I planned my trip through Namibia and Botswana, I specifically arranged one extra day before the trip so I could … Continue reading

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The books of 2017

Peace Corps service comes with a lot of free time. At the beginning of my service I read less because I was trying so hard to integrate into my community. Now I am taking better care of my self by … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Okavango Delta

The tour I am on included a night spent in the Okavango Delta and two walking safaris. Transportation was via mokoro, which is like a canoe. They used to be made of wood from the sausage tree, but now they … Continue reading

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