My family came for a visit and we went to Botswana on safari!
my parents and grandparents are about to come for a visit! most people would be super excited, and i was! but i was also really nervous about how they might react to zambia and me. livingstone. waiting. no movies (it's closed on monday). no internet (in the entire town). the ice cream tasted like cream. … Continue reading a journal entry: 11 may 2009
may and june in the village were AMAZING!!!!!! i was back in my own house after having to move because i was sick. PLUS my parents and grandparents came for a visit! below is a video that my mom took when we were visiting binashy, the best old lady in the entire village! i used … Continue reading in photos: may and june 2009
as an education peace corps volunteer, we would support organizations with trainings. it was really great experience. but i also found some tough stuff too.
easter is almost here, and you'll wanna stick around to read about my hilarious easter egg hunt in the village.
i wrote so many letters while i was in peace corps i think i single handedly kept the mail service in business!
This is just a 'regular' day in the village. I'm going to write longer blog posts about a few things that I've mentioned in this journal entry. But until then, enjoy a little picture of village life! 16 and 17 Oct 2008 So back from vacation. Amazing. Got a new tattoo! It's perfect. My welcome … Continue reading a journal entry: 16 & 17 oct 2008
I am the proud owner of a plane ticket to Kenya! Owning a plane ticket is my favorite thing. Some people own a house, get married or have a kid. I buy plane tickets. They are pure happiness for me. I don't like sticking around the same place for very long, especially if snow is … Continue reading 6 weeks to go!!!
As the day’s hot unforgiving sun fades into the maize fields on the horizon in Siambele Village, a cool respite takes over the farm and I walk into the chikuta. The mud bricks in the worn and well-used kitchen are blackened from years of open wood fires that have been keeping 18 people fed, washed … Continue reading Every Evening in Siambele
It's a tough feeling to be homesick for a place that most people wouldn't see as a home. You say you are homesick but no one really understands how that is possible. No electricity. No running water. No McDonalds. No television. No computers. Everyone focuses on the differences. How could I possibly miss a place … Continue reading Homesick