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Welcome! Either you are a relative, friend or former colleague of mine trying to find out how I am doing in the Peace Corps or you’ve somehow stumbled onto this blog for information, advice or wisdom about being a Peace Corps volunteer.

A brief, yet necessary overview, I am a 25 or 26 or 27, depending on when you’re reading this, Peace Corps Community Economic Development (CED) Volunteer serving in Namibia. I began my service in April 2017 and will, contingent upon projects, end my service as a PCV in July 2019.

Some things you will find in this blog are (hopefully) weekly or monthly updates on my Peace Corps service, Namibian culture and norms, what it’s like to be far, far away from home, top ten lists, thoughts, random ideas, and food that I will be eating and cooking during my time as a PCV.

Please feel free to comment, contact me directly with any questions or concerns, and share with friends, family, and interested co-workers. Cheers!

 

***DISCLAIMER***

The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Namibian Government.

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How Current International Affairs Made Me Write about What to Drink in Namibia: A Soliloquy

With North Korea successfully testing two ICBM’s (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles), Venezuela’s government effectively shutting down any potential opposition and the White House switching positions more often than the Browns do quarterbacks, it’s hard to hold onto any potential optimism for the future of international affairs. However, I recently just finished the second season of Master … Continue reading How Current International Affairs Made Me Write about What to Drink in Namibia: A Soliloquy

A Blog Post About Human Development. And Town Meetings. And A Question about Cricket.

Being in the middle of nowhere has its perks. I’m surrounded by endless desert on two sides, a perennial soul-soothing river to my south and a mighty, frigid ocean to the west. The scenery is endless and it instigates a sense of wandering whenever I decide to ride my bicycle to the beach or take … Continue reading A Blog Post About Human Development. And Town Meetings. And A Question about Cricket.

I’ll Be Moving to Oranjemund! Plus My Top 5 Foods So Far in Namibia

I started this blog believing I would be writing on a weekly basis but low and behold, between PST,  traveling up to Owamboland for Shadowing and studying Afrikaans, writing blog posts takes a backseat. Regardless, I got my site announcement and I’ll be heading to the extreme southwest corner of Namibia to the diamond mining … Continue reading I’ll Be Moving to Oranjemund! Plus My Top 5 Foods So Far in Namibia

Goat Butcher, Beauty Pageant Judge, and Spinning Spectator. Nearing a Month in Namibia.

Warning: This was supposed to be published on Monday night. However, I overwrote, got into too much detail and procrastinated finishing it. If you’re looking to waste 15-20 minutes at work, avoid a meeting or want to be mildly entertained, continue reading… I left Buffalo on Sunday, April 9th. Today, May 12th, I have been away … Continue reading Goat Butcher, Beauty Pageant Judge, and Spinning Spectator. Nearing a Month in Namibia.

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