Category: Travel & Adventure

Luxury in Ladybrand-Gutsy Living

After six months in Lesotho, I was finally allowed to leave the country, and spend a luxury day in Ladybrand, South Africa. I took one vacation day to cross the border for a haircut, a...

Cultural Differences in Lesotho-Gutsy Living

  I found this sign staring at me as I closed the door in a ladies restroom at the shopping mall in Maseru. I could not resist taking out my camera. The other day, Sister Bernadette, my...

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My Weekend Routine in Rural Africa

A friend asked me to explain what my life is like in my rural village in Lesotho, “The Mountain Kingdom” in southern Africa, so I figured I would start with my weekend routine first. It’s nothing...

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Getting Rid of the Evil Spirits With My Healer

      There's a famous healer in my village in Lesotho, who can get rid of the evil spirits, and cure anything. People flock to him from all over Lesotho, where I'm serving as a Peace Corps...

I Have No Privacy

When you live in a rural village in Lesotho, southern Africa, you soon realize that everyone knows your business, and that you have no privacy. In the morning, I peek out my door to see if...

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Home can be anywhere you choose it to be.

Around 10 a.m., an old blue truck makes it way to the top of the hill, and stops a few feet from my room. It’s Sister Bernadette, the Principal of the Catholic school where I...

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Maliba: Christmas At The Best Resort in Lesotho, Africa

This Christmas, I decided to give myself a gift of love, luxury and to be completely responsible for my own happiness. I admit, I felt sorry for myself, especially without a home to go back to,...

Peace Corps Trainees Finally Get One Day to Relax

Peace Corps Trainees finally get one day to relax, after a week of teaching 3-4 lessons a day, followed by learning Sesotho and practicing for our final language exam....

My Daily Life as a Peace Corps Trainee In Lesotho

Here are the latest updates on my daily life as a Peace Corps trainee. Do you remember how upset I was about my laptop screen not working and my camera SD card having a virus? Well...

My First Experience Teaching in a Small Village in Lesotho

After two weeks of training in our village, with 36 other Peace Corps volunteers, we were finally given the opportunity to see what it's really like to teach in a small village school. We all boarded combis...

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