Author Archives: elliewick

What I have been reading

I have somehow found more time in my day for reading the last few months, which is fantastic. I have not done a good job of keeping up with my reading here, so I wanted to share a list of … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Indian food

About two months ago I told my newish neighbors that their food always smells so good. This has started an exchange of Indian and American food that I have thoroughly enjoyed. It’s also nice that I can visit with the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Finished jewelry

After about a week and a half, I finished making the bracelet that I mentioned here. I love the new stitch I learned and the piece grew quickly. I’ve worn it twice this week and I had multiple requests to … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Egyptian street food

Falafel and sugar cane juice were highlights of my trip to Egypt. My guides were always directing us to clean restaurants, but street food often shows how the regular people eat, so I dug in. Everything was delicious, even with … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: A new beading project

Last night I started a new beading project to match a new shirt that I will wear at Bushfire. The music festival is the place where the PCVs all dress up to the nines, and it will be a great … Continue reading

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Updates on my monthly spending

I’ve been falling behind on all kinds of things here, including my monthly spending posts. I came in under budget twice since July, which is 10 months. Not so good. Living in town has meant I can more easily find … Continue reading

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So much food and so little time

When I went on home leave in December and January, sure there were people to see and things to do, but my longest list was of food to eat. I started working on this list months in advance—I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Surprise in the bathroom

After nearly three years in country, there’s little that happens here that catches me off guard. There’s one problem, though, that always catches me off guard: Swazi women who don’t close the bathroom stall door. You would think that if … Continue reading

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There’s another Alison out there, and I get her emails all the time

For years I have received the emails of an Alison from the UK with the same last name as me. Her email address is slightly different from mine, and some email systems do not recognize the difference, which means her … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Mbabane bus rank

I walk past or through the bus rank here frequently as I go shopping. It can get busy, and transport drivers do many unpredictable things while driving. I stopped to take this aerial photo from the stairs outside the second … Continue reading

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