I did it! I’m a PCV!

So I’m back! I haven’t blogged since I came back from India (a long LONG time ago) and now I’m a US Peace Corps Volunteer. I’m an education volunteer working in Zambia, it’s in Africa. (Google it!) I decided to start blogging again for one reason. People have stopped writing me letters and I still…

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A Blast from my Sangam Past

the following blog post was originally posted in september of 2007! i was just going through my old blog posts and found it again. i thought you would enjoy a blast from my sangam past! i’ve definitely learned a LOT more about trash/rubbish and how the whole system works since i was a volunteer at…

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Palhki!!!!!

So on Monday July 9, I got to experience my first big Hindu celebration, Palhki. Palhki is a huge pilgrimage that happens every year. It starts in Alandi, which is just up the road from Sangam, and goes to a little tiny town that is 300km away (that is about 187 miles). Over 200,000 people…

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Of Mice and Monsoons

So for the last week the monsoon has really picked up. Because of that, a lot of new friends have been moving up onto the property from the back field. The snake catcher has been coming almost every other day to come and take away snakes. He came today to search the property for a…

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It has to be official!

And it is, the monsoon has started. It got a weak start early in the week but is in full force now. It storms every afternoon, and it is actually storming right now. We have been without power on and off for the last few days. Luckily, we have a generator here so we have…

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An Indian Afternoon!

So training is officially over and our first event starts next week. This week is going to be very busy because we are going to start getting ready for the event. Everyone keeps asking what I’ll be doing during events. I will be getting materials ready for the programme, getting and greeting participants when they…

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Chalo Pune Challenge

So I know that it has been a few days since I have last blogged but I have been very tired and it has been very, very hot here. It has been in the high 90s for the last 2 days so when we have had any free time, we all just sit around because…

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