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One of the violent storms that come with the beginning of the rainy season here has forced me inside my hut for the afternoon, so I thought I should take the opportunity to write. Summer vacation is well underway and I have been enjoying the free time to do other projects. I finished up May … Continue reading

Malaria Month in Guinea

I was talking to Yama, our Safety and Security agent in Peace Corps Guinea, and she was asking me about my site, as always, in her thoughtful and genuinely interested fashion.  My first reaction is to gush about Banko and how much I enjoy my host family, but then I remembered there is a problem … Continue reading

School’s Out for Summer (Almost)

It is St. Patrick’s Day! Normally, I would be looking forward to a long day of celebrating my Irish heritage with many a Guinness. Unfortunately, in Banko, I will have to settle for wearing a green shirt to school.  I guess I will just have to observe the holiday extra well in March 2015 – … Continue reading

Happy Hot Season

As we enter into a new season here in Guinea (still dry, just extra hot), I feel like an update is in order.  Currently, I am at our regional capital, Kankan, for training about Malaria.  When school ends at the end of May, I will suddenly have a lot more time on my hands at … Continue reading

Do they Know It’s Christmas Time At All….

Well, they did in Dakar, Senegal. After making the trek by bush taxi across the Fouta region of Guinea and crossing in to Senegal, we were so surprised to find that it was decked out in Christmas decorations. There was enough Christmas spirit around to appease even the most extreme Christmas-ers (ex: Paige Wayman). In … Continue reading

Home Sweet Guinea

I think I can officially say, I am feeling settled into my new home and life in Banko.  After many, many projects, my hut is feeling pretty put together. I have set up a nice little cooking station where I try out new combinations of basically the same 4 or 5 ingredients I can find … Continue reading

First Post From Guinea

I have been in Guinea for almost 4 months now! The internet situation here compounded with the fact that I forgot my password to log on to my blog can explain my lack of updates. But, now I am going to try to update once a month when I come to visit the regional house … Continue reading

“Twenty years from now y…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Just a little quote that’s helping me stay sane..

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Last few days!

I have a little over 3 full days left in Missouri, and the big mix of excitement and anxiety is starting to hit me about leaving! My flight is a little after 6am on Sunday, so I am so glad that I will get to see many of the people that I love on Friday … Continue reading

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