Tag Archives: Travel

A photo tour of Maputo

Maputo was awesome. Mozambique in general seemed awesome, too. There was so much great food to eat of many varieties, the city was walkable, there was no harassment, and we always felt safe. Check out a few photos of our … Continue reading

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Top activities in Swaziland

I had heard of Swaziland before receiving my Peace Corps country placement, but I did not know anything about this tiny kingdom in Southern Africa. You might be traveling to Swaziland for the first time because you know PCV here … Continue reading

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Transportation in Swaziland

Transportation in Swaziland includes only a few options for PCVs: khumbis (15 passenger vans), buses (of small, large, and coach sizes), bicycles, and rides with friends. I had low expectations for the khumbis after traveling on Ghana’s version called a … Continue reading

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My first elephant experience

This week I will be taking my first vacation away from Swaziland and I am traveling to Kruger National Park. The only traveling I have done in Swaziland has been to see wildlife, so I am quite excited that my … 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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Wednesday photo: Rhinos

Rhinos. Bobejane. One of the animals I saw in Kenya from very far away, but today that changed.     I’m at Hlane Royal National Park. As a volunteer, I am allowed just one night away from my site per month … 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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Impressions of Swaziland

We have just started our first full week in Swaziland as Peace Corps Trainees. This is the week where we move in with our training host families for about 65 days. Everyone is anxiously awaiting our first meeting tomorrow afternoon, … Continue reading

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