Category: Travel & Adventure

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...

A Leatherman, Goal Zero, Gorilla Tape. Packing for Peace Corps

  A Leatherman, Goal Zero solar charger, Gorilla Tape, and a Black Diamond headlamp. I never thought those would be the important items in my suitcase, but apparently so. Peace Corps packing is quite different from...

Category: People, Travel & Adventure, volunteering  |  

Check Out My New “Gutsy” Website For the Peace Corps

  Hello Friends, How do you like the new header and video on my blog? The round hut is called a rondavel, from the Afrikaans word rondawel. It's the westernized version of an African-style hut. I love the one I...

I Leave for Africa with the Peace Corps on October 4th

It's all confirmed; I leave for Africa with the Peace Corps on October 4th. I called to make sure all my paperwork was in order, as I hadn't received a confirmation in writing, and I...

A Lifetime Experience Crammed into Two Weeks

I'm having a lifetime experience crammed into two weeks, on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand, working as a volunteer teacher in a local public elementary school. From now on, I've decided to take volunteer vacations...

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