Category Archives: Swaziland

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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Wildlife at Mbuluzi and Mlawula

When a friend comes to Swaziland with a car, it is time to visit somewhere less accessible by khumbi. We chose Mbuluzi and Mlawula wildlife areas in the Lubombo mountains. These reserves are located in the northeastern part of Swaziland, … Continue reading

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Transportation in Swaziland

Transportation in Swaziland includes only a few options for PCVs: khumbis (15 passenger vans), buses (of small, large, and coach sizes), bicycles, and rides with friends. I had low expectations for the khumbis after traveling on Ghana’s version called a … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Beans

My first rounds of beans started great, was annihilated by the cows, and managed to finish with some salvageable beans.  Here’s my harvest:   The spots where the cows were able to break in were repaired and then covered with … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Emachicks 

My hens had babies! Here’s Thandi and her five babies.     Sitfwatfwa’s eggs hatched and has six emachicks (siSwati for chicks). I haven’t seen them yet but make reported back that they are doing ok. 

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A week in the life of a PCV in Swaziland: Saturday

When thinking about writing about a normal day as a community health PCV in Swaziland, I just laughed. There are no normal days. I picked a week to report on where I had very little on my calendar to start … Continue reading

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A week in the life of a PCV in Swaziland: Friday

When thinking about writing about a normal day as a community health PCV in Swaziland, I just laughed. There are no normal days. I picked a week to report on where I had very little on my calendar to start … Continue reading

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A week in the life of a PCV in Swaziland: Thursday

When thinking about writing about a normal day as a community health PCV in Swaziland, I just laughed. There are no normal days. I picked a week to report on where I had very little on my calendar to start … Continue reading

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A week in the life of a PCV in Swaziland: Wednesday

When thinking about writing about a normal day as a community health PCV in Swaziland, I just laughed. There are no normal days. I picked a week to report on where I had very little on my calendar to start … Continue reading

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