Monthly Archives: August 2018

Roundup of what you need to know before joining Peace Corps Eswatini 2.0

Sanibonani G16! I have written a lot about what life is like as a PCV in Eswatini during my 27 months of service. Your departure date is approaching quickly, and maybe a few of you only just received medical clearance … Continue reading

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Gratitude for visitors

I am well settled in to my new apartment, and had three PCV visitors over the weekend. The first was for a home-cooked, going-away dinner extravaganza for Aaron. He’s allowed me to crash at his conveniently-located extension home and feasts … Continue reading

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What to wear while serving as a PCV in eSwatini

Starting in 2018, each intake group for Peace Corps Eswatini will arrive at the end of September, rather than in mid-June. This means that it (likely) will not be so cold when Trainees arrive. The heavy winter wear mentioned in … Continue reading

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My most-used items as a PCV in eSwatini

I might not love all of these items enough for them to make it onto my favorite lists (These are a few of my favorite things, These are a few of our favorite things, My favorite items during PST), but … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: My shower

One of my apartment stipulations when moving to town was to have a shower. Theoretically, I do have a shower. It just doesn’t really work.  The most frequent problem is that after about two minutes the cold water stops working. … Continue reading

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Living allowance: June

This was a rough month. I spent too much on groceries, too much on clothing, and too much on eating out. This was partly Bushfire’s fault, but the food there is totally worth going over budget.    

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The chicken diaries: Goodbye my friends

Since moving out, I regularly think about my chickens. I hope they haven’t been boiled for dinner. I hope that Thandi and Sitfwatfwa will forgive me for moving away.  I miss Sitfwatfwa pecking at my screen door to say hello … Continue reading

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Extension life: English is confusing

When I moved from Ohio to Utah I remember having to change one word of my vocabulary. I received too many comments when I would say “pop” while working as a cashier at Target, so I forced myself to remember … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: The view from my table

Yes, the elusive, hand-me-down table has arrived.     I can now seat seven (or more if you bring your own chair!) and do 1,000 piece puzzles.  It took two tries to get it into my house, but it was eventually … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: The view from my desk

I have been at work for two weeks. I have spent most of my time learning about social media marketing and reviewing what PSI Eswatini currently is doing.     If any kind of marketing is my kind of marketing, it … Continue reading

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