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”