Category Archives: Africa

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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Wednesday photo: Sands

I bought a ticket to the Bushfire music festival in Swaziland only because Sands was performing. I was convinced I would not have a good time, but I had been trying to see Sands since his hit song Tigi hit … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Fall wild flowers 

All of a sudden last week I noticed these flowers were blooming alongside the main road.     Cool weather flowering plants are still so strange to me when I’m used to a thick layer of snow on the ground, especially … Continue reading

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Top activities in Swaziland

I had heard of Swaziland before receiving my Peace Corps country placement, but I did not know anything about this tiny kingdom in Southern Africa. You might be traveling to Swaziland for the first time because you know PCV here … Continue reading

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