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Dia de Mulheres

Monday, April 7th was a national holiday here in Mozambique – Dia de Mulheres Moçambicanas, or Mozambican Women’s Day. Let me just say, Mozambican women are definitely something to be celebrated. They are incredible. These women wake up at the crack

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Dia de Mulheres

Monday, April 7th was a national holiday here in Mozambique – Dia de Mulheres Moçambicanas, or Mozambican Women’s Day. Let me just say, Mozambican women are definitely something to be celebrated. They are incredible. These women wake up at the crack

The running of the bulls (v 2.0, Mozambique)

Sometimes running in Mozambique feels like a scene in a musical. People wave, smile, give you thumbs up, fist pump in encouragement out of their car window while honking, children chase after you, I’ve even had kisses blown my way.

The running of the bulls (v 2.0, Mozambique)

Sometimes running in Mozambique feels like a scene in a musical. People wave, smile, give you thumbs up, fist pump in encouragement out of their car window while honking, children chase after you, I’ve even had kisses blown my way.

We are together

Here in Mapinhane, sometimes your day ends with a three-hour long teacher’s meeting (in Portuguese) in which nothing is accomplished. Sometimes your day ends with giant praying mantises flying into your dinner. Sometimes your day ends with a neighborhood cat

We are together

Here in Mapinhane, sometimes your day ends with a three-hour long teacher’s meeting (in Portuguese) in which nothing is accomplished. Sometimes your day ends with giant praying mantises flying into your dinner. Sometimes your day ends with a neighborhood cat

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Worlds collide

This is the part where I sit staring blankly at my computer for an hour. Eventually I’ll get around to the writing of this blog post, because I like to think I have good things to say. I like to

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Worlds collide

This is the part where I sit staring blankly at my computer for an hour. Eventually I’ll get around to the writing of this blog post, because I like to think I have good things to say. I like to

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Life goes on

As of late, I have noticed a general life trend: I spend most of my time either waiting for things to happen or looking back on things that already happened. There is something in the future. I am either dreading

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Life goes on

As of late, I have noticed a general life trend: I spend most of my time either waiting for things to happen or looking back on things that already happened. There is something in the future. I am either dreading

A true tragedy

It happened to me. Every current Peace Corps Volunteer’s worst nightmare just happened to me. My external hard drive broke. Initially, I was shocked. Then the denial set in. I pulled out my toolkit and my tweezers and got to

A true tragedy

It happened to me. Every current Peace Corps Volunteer’s worst nightmare just happened to me. My external hard drive broke. Initially, I was shocked. Then the denial set in. I pulled out my toolkit and my tweezers and got to

The thing about pants

So it gets hot here. By hot, I mean like I’m sitting in a brick oven, inside a pot of boiling stew, in the middle of hell, with a dragon breathing fire on my face hot. Sometimes when it’s hot

The thing about pants

So it gets hot here. By hot, I mean like I’m sitting in a brick oven, inside a pot of boiling stew, in the middle of hell, with a dragon breathing fire on my face hot. Sometimes when it’s hot