Tag Archives: Travel

Wednesday photo: Beginning another round of goodbyes

It’s that time of year again when PCVs start going home as they finish their service. The Fourth of July was the last time everyone is guaranteed to be together. Nine PCVs from my group made it through a third … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Egyptian street food

Falafel and sugar cane juice were highlights of my trip to Egypt. My guides were always directing us to clean restaurants, but street food often shows how the regular people eat, so I dug in. Everything was delicious, even with … Continue reading

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Tips to plan a trip for your parents to visit eSwatini and Southern Africa

Have your parents started asking about visiting you in eSwatini? Or maybe you have started asking them? Have no fear! I judiciously planned the use of all my vacation days, including for when my parents visited me in eSwatini. I … 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 visitors

I am well settled in to my new apartment, and had three PCV visitors over the weekend. The first was for a home-cooked, going-away dinner extravaganza for Aaron. He’s allowed me to crash at his conveniently-located extension home and feasts … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Wild dogs

After seeing a kill on our first drive in Kruger, I would have left my Kruger trip happy. But my guide and the rest of the safari-goers in my group knew that I really, really, really wanted to see wild … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls: Zim or Zam?

I spent a lot of time on this question when planning the end of my epic holiday vacation through Namibia and Botswana. The tour I was taking with Acacia Africa ended in Livingstone, on the Zambian side of the Falls. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Okavango Delta

The tour I am on included a night spent in the Okavango Delta and two walking safaris. Transportation was via mokoro, which is like a canoe. They used to be made of wood from the sausage tree, but now they … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Okaukuejo water hole

After a fantastic game drive, we arrived back to camp just at sunset. I hurried to the water hole and saw this. That’s a black rhino in the center and two giraffe on the right.  It was a beautiful moment.

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Catching up with Cedric

Many of my travels in the last year have not been Cedric the gnome friendly. I can’t really say, hey lion, let me pose my gnome with you. This has led to a lack of Cedric adventures, plus he was … Continue reading

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