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How I spent July’s PCV stipend

July was a much more expensive month. I took a vacation to Lesotho and Durban, and I had saved enough money that I was able to spend only $50 from my American account. Yay me! There was lots of good … Continue reading

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How I spent June’s PCV stipend

June ended with two busy weekends of food preparation. I came in under budget in every category, which was great because I was going on a vacation the next month.

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How I spent May’s Swaziland PCV stipend

May was a glorious month.  The first week was spent in Lusaka, Zambia, at a fancy hotel with included and amazing breakfast and lunch. Dinners out were cheap and paid for with a Peace Corps stipend.  The second week was … 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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Monthly expenses as a PCV in Swaziland

Every year, each Peace Corps post reevaluates the monthly stipend the country’s Volunteers receive. I track my expenses each month because I have for many years, but in March, we had to report our expenses to Peace Corps. There was … Continue reading

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Slovakia, the euro and collecting currency

The conversion to the euro in Europe was disappointing to me as a collector of currency. Check out some of my collection in this post: Collecting foreign money. With the euro, the bills look the same amongst the participating nations … Continue reading

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Collecting foreign money

One of the things I love to collect when I travel is the local currency. My list of countries with their own national currency that I’ve been to is kind of small, mostly thanks to the European Union and its … Continue reading

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