a journal entry: 17 march 2009

after a lot of medical tests and discussions, guess what? the peace corps nurses said i had allergies. imagine! but they also said that i could move back to my house in the village! i need to cement the walls and add more windows for ventilation. i also need to put up plastic between my … Continue reading a journal entry: 17 march 2009

a journal entry: 6, 7 and 8 february 2009

10 years ago, we started our trip to zanzibar! it was crazy fun! josh met his future wife! best thing i learned? take the time to bake cupcakes and treats to take with you on the train. you won't regret it at 2am after you've been drinking cheap beers all day. 😉 6 feb 2009 … Continue reading a journal entry: 6, 7 and 8 february 2009

a journal entry: 16 & 17 oct 2008

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

a journal entry: 10 and 11 oct 2008

This time 10 years ago, I was on an incredible vacation to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. While on this trip, it really made me realize how small my life in the Zambian village had gotten. I had no place to go out for good coffee. I had no movie theatres to go to. I … Continue reading a journal entry: 10 and 11 oct 2008

a journal entry: 24 sept 2008

It took a few months to really settle into my mud hut and make it a home. In Zambia, most people have their house and chikuta, the kitchen, separately. I had a house, a chikuta (about 20 yards from my house), a pit latrine and a shower area (about 5 yards from my house). When … Continue reading a journal entry: 24 sept 2008

a journal entry: 31 aug 2008

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, I served in Southern Province, Zambia. This usually doesn't mean much when you tell someone where you served. BUT, if I told you it's where Victoria Falls is, then you might have an idea of where I was. And if you can't locate it on a map, you have probably … Continue reading a journal entry: 31 aug 2008