Tag Archives: Africa

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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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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Wednesday photo: Mail

I was surprised to see three envelopes from my mom in my mailbox today. It had been only two weeks since last checking. Then I checked the postmarks: June 2018, August 2018, and February 2019. I’m not even surprised any … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Work

When I returned to work in January, I was hoping for more tasks to keep me busier at work. I have more or less been slammed and have plenty of responsibilities for the time being, of which I am thankful. … Continue reading

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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 life as it is

Gratitude has been building up inside me as I have waited to make time to write. Even now, I should be sleeping, but what is one more late night. Today I came home to loads of clean laundry and a … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Work to do

I was worried I would have a hard time filling my last few weeks at site; instead, the opposite is happening. I have a variety of paperwork and projects to tie up before I move, plus I am leading the … Continue reading

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Two years in the Peace Corps in numbers

Today is my second anniversary of arriving in Swaziland. Now I live in a country called eSwatini. Like the name of this country, many other things have changed. Or been broken, disappeared, or accumulated. When I first started thinking about … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Resting while sick

I have had a cold since Bushfire, and it has controlled my life. Fortunately I have been able to sleep in more than usual because my bobhuti have been playing less music. I did not get much of anything else … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Euphorbia

In Salt Lake, one of the many plants we had was a euphorbia. I named her Euphie. She got a sunburn and recovered. We picked her branches and grew baby euphorbias. Then she got too cold and mostly died. I … Continue reading

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