Tag Archives: Packing

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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What to wear while serving as a PCV in eSwatini

Starting in 2018, each intake group for Peace Corps Eswatini will arrive at the end of September, rather than in mid-June. This means that it (likely) will not be so cold when Trainees arrive. The heavy winter wear mentioned in … Continue reading

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My most-used items as a PCV in eSwatini

I might not love all of these items enough for them to make it onto my favorite lists (These are a few of my favorite things, These are a few of our favorite things, My favorite items during PST), but … Continue reading

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Roundup of what you need to know before joining Peace Corps Swaziland

Sanibonani G15! I have written a lot about what life is like as a PCV in Swaziland in the last year. This post is just to serve as a compilation of all my useful posts for you and your concerned … Continue reading

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These are a few of our favorite things

Sanibonani G15 and all other future PCVs, Swaziland’s G14 wants to share with you a few of our favorite things. You can read about mine here and my PST-specific items here. There’s only two weeks to go until you land … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things

Deciding what to bring with me to Swaziland was difficult. There were too many things I wanted to pack because I had no idea of what I would be able to purchase in Swaziland. The purpose of this list is … Continue reading

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Packing for Peace Corps Swaziland: What Peace Corps gives us

It is hard knowing exactly what you will receive from Peace Corps Swaziland upon arrival and after swearing in. This list changes every year, but it also seems to stay relatively similar. I wanted to share what I received, so … Continue reading

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Packing for Peace Corps Swaziland: Home supplies

Packing my non-clothes items was easier than choosing my clothes. There were many fewer questions about what I would use or could buy in Swaziland. I assumed I could buy nothing in Swaziland, which is definitely not the truth. I … Continue reading

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Packing for Peace Corps Swaziland: Clothing

Choosing what clothing I would bring to Swaziland was difficult. There are so many unknowns about the weather, clothing styles, and attitudes toward females wearing pants that depend on your family and/or your community. Of course, I had consulted many … Continue reading

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My favorite items during PST

Everyone who knows me knows that I like to be prepared. I scoured PCV blogs for months looking for items other Volunteers found useful. Sometimes Volunteers would update packing lists for the next-arriving cohort, and sometimes I could find lists … Continue reading

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