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Oh Zambia!

a post from exactly 10 years ago today!

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Fasting

In 2010, I finished Peace Corps and moved to India. I also turned 26, which was a pretty big deal to me at the time. I wasn’t really looking forward to my birthday that year but decided that I needed to step it up and do something to get ready and excited for another year […]

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paragliding…

it was such an incredible feeling to walk off the side of a mountain!

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best indian snack food

hands down, the best indian snack food is wada pav! if you don’t know what this is, i’ll explain. wada pav is a spicy potato vegetable mix that is formed into patties. you dip that patty into a chickpea flour batter. then DEEP FRY it until it’s nice and crispy and brown on the outside. […]

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2 years and 2 months

it has been 2 years and 2 months since i was in india. it doesn’t actually seem like it has been that long. but it has actually been 2 years and 2 months. (i looked it up!) even though i finished working and living at sangam almost 3 years ago now, the flights and airports […]

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5 weeks…

5 weeks until i leave for india!

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You Can Pee in the Shower

I’m sick in bed today so I thought I’d take this time to blog about my last few months at work. I’ve never owned my own house. Well technically I had a house in the village in Zambia but I didn’t have to deal with any of the modern world consciences like electricity and plumbing. […]

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India is cold.

I am here to smash this common misconception. India has the Himalayas. It gets cold. Now I’m nowhere near the actual Himalayas but winter is upon us here in Pune. I’ve been gone from ‘home’ for so long that my body would freeze in a tough South Dakota winter. My winter is sweatshirt, jeans, and […]

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Coping

It has been 6 days since I drank coffee. David Sedaris talked about quitting smoking in his last book. I remember he wrote that the first transoceanic flight he took after he quit, he didn’t know what to do when he landed. He would always rush out of the airport to smoke. When he didn’t […]

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Noise.

I’ve always considered myself a city girl. I’ve never lived on a farm. I like things being open past 8 pm. I don’t care how much it rains or how the crops are doing. The smallest place that I have ever lived is Sioux Falls, well technically Brookings for college, but I only lasted 3 […]

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