Category Archives: Swaziland

What can I buy in eSwatini?

I could not believe there was a frozen section at the grocery stores here. Once again, I was wildly misinformed about what kind of shopping access there would be in eSwatini. I realized pretty early on that eSwatini was not … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Koshary

I’ve been in a bit of a food rut and was wondering what I would cook for dinner when I came across this photo of mine of a bowl of koshary, a Cairene staple. I had lunch at Koshary Abou … Continue reading

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A photo tour of my apartment

Seeing as I have lived in my Mbabane apartment for a year, and am moving out in a month, I thought it was about time to show you my home. I have loved it here, and can only expect that … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Ezulwini view

I went to a funeral today for someone from work. A better description may be calling hours, which are all-day, every day between someone’s death and burial. There was singing, praying, and a few readings from the Bible. The location … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Beginning another round of goodbyes

It’s that time of year again when PCVs start going home as they finish their service. The Fourth of July was the last time everyone is guaranteed to be together. Nine PCVs from my group made it through a third … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Fall or winter?

Determining when seasons begin and end in eSwatini has been tricky. Is it fall or winter right now? In mid-May fall definitely began in Mbabane. It smelled like fall and the mornings were definitely chillier. The few trees that lose … 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: 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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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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