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: Flamingos

    I had been trying to see these pretty-in-pink birds for years, with failed attempts in Kenya and South Africa. When I planned my trip through Namibia and Botswana, I specifically arranged one extra day before the trip so I could … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The books of 2017

    Peace Corps service comes with a lot of free time. At the beginning of my service I read less because I was trying so hard to integrate into my community. Now I am taking better care of my self by … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Wednesday photo: Okavango Delta

    The tour I am on included a night spent in the Okavango Delta and two walking safaris. Transportation was via mokoro, which is like a canoe. They used to be made of wood from the sausage tree, but now they … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Wednesday photo: Okaukuejo water hole

    After a fantastic game drive, we arrived back to camp just at sunset. I hurried to the water hole and saw this. That’s a black rhino in the center and two giraffe on the right.  It was a beautiful moment. […]

  • How I spent November’s living allowance

    November was an expensive month in the clothing department. I bought a dress made in traditional fabric in South Africa and then I had a tailor make three other pieces. And I still have so much fabric left from my … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The chicken diaries: Slaughter time

    I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story. Make told me it was time for one of my roosters to die. It took a few days for … Continue reading &rarr […]