Today I learned how to cut cabbage. Except I thought I already knew how to cut cabbage. In fact, I’ve done it many times. But today I sat through an extensive lesson from my host mother and younger host sister, Fiona, as they detailed the finer points of the process, all the while enduring giggles from my other siblings at my apparent blunders.
Three days ago, nearly 50 new Peace Corps trainees stepped off the plane into the cool Rwandan night. We were excited, anxious, confused, and more than a little exhausted, but looking forward to exploring our new home. We spent our first three days in the capital, Kigali, a red-roofed city built into a stretch of green rolling hills. Continue reading “Observations from the Ground”
The countdown is on. I know, I say that every time I post, but with every passing day my impending departure becomes more and more real. Not to mention I become better at finding excuses for procrastination.
One day in particular during my recent visit to China really warranted its own post, as it is both a hilarious anecdote and an excellent exercise in flexibility and going with the flow (an essential to success in the Peace Corps, I have been told). Continue reading “Whirlwind in China – Detour to Tibet”
For every one notion I had of what it would be like to visit China, I found at least half a dozen new things to love about the country and its citizens during my time there. Continue reading “Whirlwind in China”