Tag Archives: eSwatini

So much fabric leads to so many new clothes

I’ve been seeing other PCV posts on their locally-made fashions, and knew I wanted to do the same. Then PSIN asked for photos to share with G16, and my bhuti was looking for some money to buy a pizza, so … Continue reading

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Living allowance: May

May is a rough month. I saved money during the first half while working at GLOW camp and with attending COS conference, except that I had an expensive dress made for COS (it was worth it, though!).  Then at the … Continue reading

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Living allowance: April

I spent a lot on transport and lodging, along with fabric and one of my tailors during the month of April. I managed to keep the other areas in check and not go too far over.    

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Gratitude, even when crying

Explaining my life here is hard. I have three weeks left in my community, I am crazy busy, and packing is stressful. In short, I am a mess. I revisited the blog post that best sums up my Peace Corps … 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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Wednesday photo: Drama

It turns out my students in English club love acting in skits.  We did some gender-themed skits last week, then again yesterday, and now today.     Yesterday’s skits were created after each student received a word and that word had … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Chicken words

While flipping through the dictionary last night I found two new-to-me and exciting words about chickens: kukekela and kelukelwane.     Kukekela means to cackle, specifically the noise a hen makes after laying an egg. I know from living with so … 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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