travelin’ the globe

Alison is currently writing about life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland. She regularly writes about her permagarden, the food she cooks, her chickens, and quick snippets of life.

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  • Wednesday photo: Lost baby chick

    A few days ago I heard a chick crying in the yard. I headed outside and found a fresh baby wandering the front yard. I assumed it belonged to the group of babies that just hatched and would eventually be … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Wednesday photo: Handmade photo booth props

    I have spent the last week in Christmas party preparation mode.  Christmas in June, you ask? Apparently it’s a Peace Corps thing, and it makes some sense in Swaziland with June having colder weather than December.  I’m in charge of … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Wednesday photo: Letters from America

    Mail is a wonderful thing. I invited my English club students to be pen pals with the students of one of my high school teachers. They were excited, but ultimately only four wrote letters for me to mail to America. … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • How I spent April’s Swaziland PCV stipend

    The month of April’s spending was a bit more complicated than March’s.  I made three trips to the office for the SOJO and for HIV Boot Camp preparations, which cost me a lot of emalangeni that are not reflected on … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Wednesday photo: Sunflower

    I love watching and tending my plants in my garden perhaps more than I enjoy eating them.  Watching this sunflower has been very exciting as it grew so tall so fast. It opened its flowers to the world this week, … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • A moment in my life: Bragging bosisi

    So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. These moments are often hard to photograph and … Continue reading &rarr […]