I would normally list "cooking" as a hobby of mine, but during the first few weeks of community entry, it was a burden just to whip up some kind of nourishment. Initially, it took me up to two hours to get the brazier going plus another two hours to cook, eat, and clean. So, eating … Continue reading Peace Corps Zambia: Cooking in the Village
After swearing in as official volunteers, we moved into the village and started Community Entry, a two to three-month period dedicated to integrating into the community. During this period, leaving our site is prohibited other than going to the nearest town for food (about a 30km bike ride for us) and required Peace Corps business. … Continue reading First Month in the Village: Community Entry
During pre-service training, we learned about some important customs in Zambia such as funerals, marriage, headmen/chiefs, etc, to prepare us for life here. With 72 tribes living harmoniously in one nation, the customs vary wildly - not only between tribes, but within villages. So my limited experience attending two funerals in Northern Province cannot be … Continue reading A Bemba Funeral in Zambia
Hello from Zambia! Please excuse the formating as I'm posting from my phone. It's been over a month since we arrived in Philadelphia to meet our cohort and get situated before flying over to Zambia. A lot has happened and we haven't had much time to process it all. Here's a basic run down of … Continue reading Peace Corps Zambia: First Month of Pre-service Training
When you live in a new country, rather than being a tourist for a short-time, you learn so much more about the culture and can dig deeper into the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here are 10 things I learned about South Korea from living there for three years.
A day in the life of teaching English in a public elementary school in South Korea
While travel can be affordable, it does take money to do so (like anything else). One can earn money while traveling at the same time by working abroad. Here is a detailed account of how much you can earn and save while teaching in a public school in South Korea.